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Source: TED
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
Source: Science Friday
Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn’t so clear. Here are a few theories.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Jim Olson about the homunculus, the structure of the sensory cortex.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
Source: American Chemical Society
Take a look at the science behind the world's most popular drug, including why caffeine keeps us awake and just how much of the drug is too much.
Source: TED
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date: 21 Aug 2014
To characterize people who carry deletions in 16p11.2 and 15q13.3, genetic regions linked to autism, two studies published this summer looked in detail at dozens of people with either deletion.
Source: Discovery News
Date: 20 Aug 2014
The reason our brains have that wrinkly, walnut shape may be that the rapid growth of the brain's outer brain -- the gray matter -- is constrained by the white matter, a new study shows.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
Date: 19 Aug 2014
More physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition.

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