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Scientists in our Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit have been working with Oxford Sparks to produce this engaging video about their research.

We can think of singers in a choir as neurons in the brain. Like these singers, neurons have to work together to create harmony, and once they do, the results are magnificent!

When neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain communicate with each other, they generate synchronised electrical activities known as brain waves. But what is the function of these brain waves? Can we 'see' them? What happens if these collective activities go 'out of sync'?

In this video, Demi Brizee, a DPhil (PhD) student in the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit introduces us to the fascinating world of brain waves, and explains how a better understanding of them could lead to new therapies for neurological conditions.

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