Brain Anatomy and Function

Image of neurons in synapse locations
Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Our brain and nervous systems are always at work, helping to balance the body’s many intricate systems.
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Glycinergic neurons stops your muscles from making too many moves.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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There’s a lot that happens between neurons. Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what happens in the space that neurons learn.
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Take a closer look at the layers that make a strong core.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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Named after an iconic video game character, this protein shows nerves how to get to the right place.
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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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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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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.