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Source: LiveScience
Date: 26 Feb 2015

New research suggests that a single gene may be responsible for the large number of neurons found uniquely in the human brain. 

Source: BBC
Date: 25 Feb 2015
Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. 
Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: 25 Feb 2015

A study of bees suggests that merging memory may be a way of saving brain space.

Source: New York Times
Date: 25 Feb 2015
Experts said that parents and their doctors should consider how urgently surgery is required for children younger than 3 years.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 24 Feb 2015
The ALS Association says the average lifespan of someone diagnosed with the condition is between two and five years.
Source: Popular Science
Date: 23 Feb 2015
This clinical trial tests auditory brainstem implants – electronic devices implanted into the brain that deliver stimulation to the brainstem itself, completely bypassing the ear.
Source: Science
Date: 23 Feb 2015
Listening to recordings of their mothers' voices and heartbeats could help premature infants’ brains mature.
Source: The Guardian
Date: 23 Feb 2015

Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration, while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops increases conceptual understanding and retention.

Source: The New York Times Well Blog
Date: 23 Feb 2015

Eating sounds are among the most common irritant for sufferers of misophonia. 

Source: The Washington Post
Date: 23 Feb 2015

A physician says experimental therapies may at least delay the worst, possibly for years.

Source: Science
Date: 19 Feb 2015
The work provides some of the strongest genetic evidence yet for how the human intellect surpassed those of all other apes.
Source: Huffington Post
Date: 19 Feb 2015
With a beaming smile, May-Britt Moser rose to accept the Nobel Prize in physiology.
Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 18 Feb 2015
Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows.
Source: National Public Radio
Date: 18 Feb 2015
Researchers have a big clue why insatiable hunger follows pot-smoking: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.
Source: Smithsonian
Date: 11 Feb 2015
A mathematical tool developed during World War II operates in a similar way to brains weighing the reliability of information.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 10 Feb 2015
As many as 2.5 million Americans, most of them undiagnosed, may suffer from the disorder.
Source: The Atlantic
Date: 9 Feb 2015
A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.
Source: NOVA
Date: 9 Feb 2015
Recent research has shown just how vulnerable our minds are to revision.
Source: Science News
Date: 5 Feb 2015

Technique may someday ease radiation-related side effects for cancer patients, study suggests.

Source: Reuters
Date: 5 Feb 2015

The study points to continued uncertainty about how pot use alters the structure of the brain.

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