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What parts of the brain is involved when we concentrate?

Have you ever sat down to complete your morning crossword or Sudoku and wondered about what’s happening in your brain?

Dr Mac Shine, Robinson Fellow at the Brain & Mind Center at the University of Sydney, joins Luke Grant to talk about a new study published yesterday in the NEURON – about how researchers are working to map the brain to see what parts of the brain are involved when we concentrate – and what happens when we do complex tasks.

In this instance they used a brain imaging technique on participants who completed a Sudoku like puzzle finding that there were different patterns of brain activity – the trickier the task, the more the patterns changed.

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