Neuroscience Center's Spencer Smith, PhD makes important discovery reported in Nature

His discovery shows how dendritic compartments of neurons actively process information to multiply brain’s computing power.

UNC Neuroscientist Spencer Smith, PhD discovers new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain.

Spencer's team findings, published October 27, 2013, in the journal Nature, could change the way scientists think about long-standing scientific models of how neural circuitry functions in the brain, while also helping researchers better understand neurological disorders.