07/10/2013 02:51 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2013

Worms Regrow Brain Along With Memories After Decapitation, Researchers Say


Some memories just won't die — and some can even be transferred to a whole new brain. Researchers at Tufts University have determined that a small, yellow worm known as a planarian, which has long been studied for its regenerative properties, is able to grow back a lot more than just its body parts: after the worm's small, snake-like head and neck are removed, its body will even regrow a brain that's capable of quickly relearning its lost skills.

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