Sep 9, 2020

The brain reorganises itself in space but is not destroyed, new study says

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It’s good news for anyone planning on spending months floating around in the International Space Station (ISS) or for those who might one day find themselves on a long-haul flight to Mars, as researchers imaging the brains of Russian cosmonauts have found that while the brain does undergo changes in a microgravity environment, it doesn’t deteriorate.

New research suggests prolonged exposure to microgravity does cause parts of the brain to reorganise itself, but does not trigger loss of brain tissue.

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