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A good night's sleep can strengthen memories and promote creative thinking.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
  • TED
  • 15 min
As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.
A neuroscientist describes how a friend's attempted suicide motivated her to use her knowledge of physics to study the brain.
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To fully appreciate brain function, scientists are studying what’s going on in various brain regions, and how these regions connect and communicate.
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Scientists are using color to visualize neurons and build better maps of the brain.
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  • 5 min
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
  • Wellcome Trust
Techniques that increase the resolution of microscopes are revolutionizing the ability to peer at brain structures in ever-increasing detail.
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Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
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  • 23 min
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 18 min
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
  • TED
  • 16 min