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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in April 2022.
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Neuro-ophthalmologist Rudrani Banik explains what happens when we have an eyelid spasm.
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Fluctuating levels of estrogen during a period known as perimenopause can wreak havoc on the mental health of women in midlife.
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Ryan Tomm supports his Indigenous Canadian community through research and outreach.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy is proving to work well, but only for some patients.
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The vagus nerve may be the body’s earliest detector of inflammatory infections — and trigger for healing autoimmune conditions.
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We have thoughts, visions, and feelings while we sleep, experiencing a virtual reality of sorts. But how and why does dreaming happen?
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Neuroscientists have long known that shut-eye helps consolidate memories in adults. Napping may play an equally crucial role in infants and young children.
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Working out buffs up the body — and perhaps the mind, too. New research is revealing how physical activity can reduce and even ward off depression, anxiety and other psychological ailments.
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The web of the orb-weaving spider catches prey and helps its creator hear.
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At last, neuroscientists are learning how the hormone shapes social behaviors such as pair-bonding and parental care. It’s more complicated than they thought.
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