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Sleep disorders keep millions up at night, but their causes are diffuse and their symptoms can be very different from one another.
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New treatments and therapies raise important ethical questions. Special care must be taken in designing clinical experiments.
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Scientists and ethicists are beginning to reflect on the implications of neuroscience research.
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Neuroethics can help society think about how knowledge of the brain as the basis of behavior may affect our ideas about crime and punishment.
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Although Brain Awareness Week is officially the third week of March, there are many ways to get involved throughout the year. Teach about the brain and nervous system using resources on BrainFacts.org.
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There are two main types of sleep, REM sleep and non-REM sleep, and non-REM sleep in turn is divided into four stages. But how are these various kinds of sleep distributed over the course of a night? In what order do they occur? Are they repeated several times?
  • CIHR – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Yawning is both familiar to everyone and totally mysterious, as scientists continue to puzzle over its possible functions.
  • CIHR – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
If you've ever walked into a wall, you know that your motor skills and your senses have to work together in order to prevent a disaster.
  • CIHR – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Animal models have been central to the discovery of drug treatments for such serious disorders as depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia.
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Animal research has shown that long-term stress can damage the brain and has lead to drugs that are used to help treat patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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There is only one established clinical treatment for stroke, which was developed following experiments observing stroke in rabbits.
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Studies using rodents and monkeys have helped researchers better understand why memory is lost in brain disorders.
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