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An icy-cool summer delight like ice cream can quickly turn into pure pain, thanks to brain freeze. But why does this happen?
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Sleep deprivation puts the brain on high alert, unable to discern a well-natured grin from a threatening scowl.
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From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
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Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
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CRISPR makes altering DNA easier than ever before. Is it the future of genetics?
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Using this worksheet, test your students’ comprehension of the body’s response to environmental changes from Chapter 10 of The Brain Facts Book.
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When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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In the human retina, low-light-sensitive rods outnumber color-sensing cones by about twenty to one.
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression.
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