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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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The six layers of cells comprising the cerebral cortex are responsible for some of the most complex functions in the brain.
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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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This furrowed structure helps you execute every move you make.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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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 spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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We work hard for reward — we work even harder to avoid disappointment.
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Teach your students about their brains and animal brains with this activity.
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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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