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AcademiaNet: Profiles of Leading Women Scientists
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‘The most striking difference about the human brain is just how big it is’

Madeline Lancaster is known as the inventor of brain organoids, also called ‘mini brains’. We caught up with her for a conversation about how we can study psychiatric conditions in a tiny clump of cells, and what exactly it is about the human brain that sets it apart from that of our closest relatives.

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Dr. Brigitte Adriaensen

Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Area of specialisation

Hispanic Literature

Research interests

Representation of violence in literature The functions of irony in literary texts Crime novel Drug novel Postdictatorial novel Borges studies


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