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The Truth About Lies: The Science of Deception

Scientists want to understand the changes that take place in the brain when we deceive. What they find could one day have important moral and legal implications.

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Confronting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The growing prevalence and cost of ADHD calls for research to better understand the disorder.

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The Bilingual Brain

As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they're learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age.

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Image of the Week: Speeding Up Brain Signals

Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.

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A Brief Introduction to the Default Mode Network

The brain remains active while we are awake, sleeping, focused, or daydreaming. 2011 Brain Awareness Video Contest submitters hypothesize about what the brain could be doing during these periods.

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Diseases & Disorders

Brain Tumor Basics

About Neuroscience

Reading Minds: the Science, not the Fiction

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Myth: You only use 10 percent of your brain.

Sensing, Thinking & Behaving

Vision and Gene Therapy

Across the Lifespan

Obesity and the Brain

In Society

Neurolaw: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

Discoveries

The Science of Caffeine: The World's Most Popular Drug

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.

How do human brains differ from those of other primates?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Humans possess cognitive abilities very different from other creatures, thanks to a number of unusual features of our brains.

Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies

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.

Glia: Earning Some Respect

Source: Dana Foundation
A growing number of studies suggest glial cells play a vital role in brain function, which when disrupted can have severe consequences.

The Blood-Brain Barrier

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Identifying new ways to bypass the brain’s elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.

Where's the Cuttlefish?

Source: Science Friday
What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences

Source: The Guardian
Date: 31 July 2014
Similarities in the brain responses of small groups of people may predict the popularity of a product within the wider population.

Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring Differences

Source: University of California San Francisco
Date: 30 July 2014
UCSF Study Builds on its Groundbreaking Research Showing Children with SPD Have Measureable Brain Differences

More Evidence That Sugar May Be Bad For The Brain

Source: Forbes
Date: 30 July 2014
A new study suggests that sugar-sweetened beverages may be harmful to the brain – especially the developing brain.

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