Genes & Molecules

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The drugs prescribed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia haven’t changed much in the last half-century. Now, advances in genetic studies could help scientists develop new — and better — treatments.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Your selections: Genes and Molecules
The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
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The neuroscientist and inaugural editor-in-chief of discusses his life and work in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min
Sheldon Miller answers children's questions on colorblindness, whether it can be treated, and how people become color blind.
  • National Eye Institute
Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway?
  • TED
One minor chemical change can turn the sweet smell of a rose sour.
  • American Chemical Society
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
  • TED
  • 15 min
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.
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Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine.
  • TED
A family of proteins determines which nerve cells thrive or die.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without the sense of smell? Learn more about a rare condition called congenital anosmia and how the brain processes smell.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED

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