Image of pioneer cells
These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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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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Eating tasty food activates our brain’s reward system and makes us crave more.
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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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Humans can find faces in many things because of our fusiform gyrus.
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The brain’s fusiform face area helps you find your friend in a crowd.
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Genes, hormones, and gender identity can shape our brains, but many studies of sex differences in the brain fail to account for these factors.
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Our knack for recognizing faces helps us communicate with those around us and learn about our environment.
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The brain stores memories by changing how neurons talk to each other.
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For some, the lack of fans might relieve performance anxiety or hurt motivation. But those at the top of their game likely aren’t fazed.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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