Sci­en­tists will map Chi­nese brains

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Sci­en­tists are map­ping Chi­nese peo­ple’s brains to get a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how the in­flu­ence of the Chi­nese lan­guage af­fects cog­ni­tive per­for­mance, as well as to learn more about the mech­a­nisms be­hind cere­bral dis­or­ders.

Hos­pi­tals and uni­ver­si­ties in Shang­hai and Shen­zhen, Guang­dong prov­ince, are the main par­tic­i­pants in the joint study com­mis­sioned by the Shang­hai Re­search Cen­ter for Brain Sci­ence and Brain-In­spired In­tel­li­gence.

They will carry out clin­i­cal stud­ies into brain de­vel­op­ment, cog­ni­tive learn­ing pro­cesses and brain-re­lated dis­eases, said Zhang Xu, vice-pres­i­dent of the Shang­hai branch of the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences and ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the re­search cen­ter, in a re­cent in­ter­view with China Daily.

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