Diseases and Disorders

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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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Largely by design, the features that make smartphones convenient and fun also make them addictive.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of December 7, 2020.
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Revisit our most popular content in 2020.
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When light hits our eyes, it does more than help us see.
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The phrase ‘starved for attention’ takes on real meaning for children experiencing the loneliness social distancing presents.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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More than one-third of COVID-19 patients experience neurological symptoms.
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Learn more about this disease that impacts over 50 million people in the world.
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