Brain is less flexible than we thought when learning. Nobody really knows how the activity in your brain reorganizes as you learn new tasks, but new research reveals that the brain has various mechanisms and constraints by which it reorganizes its neural activity when learning over the course of a few hours. The new research finds that, when learning a new task, the brain is less flexible than previously thought. Source 8q.
Slow, steady waves keep brain humming. Very slow brain waves, long considered an artifact of brain scanning techniques, may be more important than anyone had realized. Researchers have found that very slow waves are directly linked to state of consciousness and may be involved in coordinating activity across distant brain regions. Source 5o.