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Take a look inside the anatomy of a spiral ganglion neuron.
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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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The next generation of neuroscientists reflect on the future of brain science.
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Neuroscience research is advancing what we know about depression, and helping us develop treatments for it.
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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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Purkinje cells, some of the largest neurons in the brain, dwell in the cerebellum.
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The dendritic trees and pyramid-like cell body of this neuron make it stand out.
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Meticulous hand drawings of neurons by this scientist led to the birth of modern neuroscience.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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