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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Dissecting the unique influence of both sex and gender on brain development, function, and disease remains a critical challenge for neuroscientists.
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The default mode network is a collection of brain regions active during quiet rest while awake.
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One art student draws attention to lacking neuroscience research with her sculpture of the female homunculus.
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Neuro-ophthalmologist Rudrani Banik explains what happens when we have an eyelid spasm.
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The most complex organ in the human body is comprised of many parts and systems. Take this 3D Brain quiz to see how many regions of the brain you’re familiar with.
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Neurons fire in response to specific lengths of time; they can make a moment feel faster or slower when they get worn out.
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Silvia Arber, Martyn Goulding, and Ole Kiehn have identified the cells and circuits in the spinal cord and brainstem that make all kinds of movement possible.
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Diminished levels of the protein cause a common side effect of Parkinson's treatment.
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Your brain anticipates your touch, effectively canceling out your own tickle.
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Hot flashes create a sudden warm sensation over your body and can range in time and intensity.
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It comes down to which parts of the brain are most active during dreaming.
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Soft sounds and gentle touches can trigger so-called “brain tingles.” Here’s why.
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