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Gray matter is a component of the brain named for the color it appears.
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White matter gets its name from the insulation covering nerve fibers.
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The human brain is neither the largest nor most complex brain in the animal kingdom. So what makes it special?
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Brain imaging and computer modeling evidence pinpoints the area of the brain that perceives environmental boundaries — and stops you from running into them.
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This short video clip shows fetal cerebral cortex development.
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How does your brain switch from walking to running and everything in between?
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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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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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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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