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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Use electric fish as a way to help students understand genetics and the development of new characteristics in different species. .
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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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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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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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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The spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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