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Introduction

Have a question about the brain? Send it to us. Each month, a question is selected and a scientist with relevant expertise responds, with answers posted here.

Past Questions and Answers

Source: Society for Neuroscience

Taking breaks and quizzing yourself are two great ways to improve your memorization.

Source: Society for Neuroscience
When you suddenly stop taking a drug that you've regularly consumed, it's hard for the body to adjust, resulting in the unpleasant symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Although there are no pain-sensing fibers located in the brain, these fibers are present in nearby tissues. When they become activated, a headache can occur.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Humans possess cognitive abilities very different from other creatures, thanks to a number of unusual features of our brains.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
While it’s difficult to study déjà vu directly in a laboratory, scientists can test how the brain responds to familiar faces and places.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
While experts debate the type and length of practice that is optimal for success, one thing is clear: training improves performance and changes the brain.

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