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Shame and guilt feel awful, but they do serve a good purpose: to make you be a better human.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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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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An icy-cool summer delight like ice cream can quickly turn into pure pain, thanks to brain freeze. But why does this happen?
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CRISPR makes altering DNA easier than ever before. Is it the future of genetics?
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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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The 2019 Brain Prize winners Marie-Germaine Bousser and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve discuss the discovery of CADASIL, the most common inherited stroke disorder.
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The brain has some intense energy needs thanks to the unique role it plays in the body.
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Christopher Giza, professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, explains what happens when you’re knocked out.
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Mark Goldberg, chair of the department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, answers your questions about strokes.
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Cognitive psychologist Sian Beilock, explains performance anxiety, choking under pressure, and what we can do to perform our best.
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Signed languages are as complex as any other language, but the brain may treat them differently.
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