Cells & Circuits

These proteins are representative of the boundary between the nervous system and the outside world.
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Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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These bundles form the information cables of your entire nervous system.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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You might struggle to learn new steps in your dance class, but your brain is working to ensure you nail the routine.
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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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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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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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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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3D Brain

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