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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Sun-seeking brain cells keep the sleep cycle in balance.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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Billionths of a meter thick yet tough as silk or steel, these unwanted threads are hard to destroy.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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Finding the genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease could give scientists a leg up in developing future treatments.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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