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Stroke can affect any part of the brain, resulting in the death of tissue vital for the brain’s normal functions, including language. In this film we meet Tess and Michael, who have each had a stroke affecting language in very different ways.
  • Wellcome Trust
Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons.
  • TED
  • 10 min
2016 Kavli Prize winner and SfN Past President Eve Marder studies the rhythmic firing of nerve cells in crustaceans to uncover the mechanisms of our own rhythms in dance, thought, and sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The discovery of genes directly related to language offers a new way to examine speech and communication disorders.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Until now, there have been few treatment options to combat PTSD. However, new basic science and clinical research on the biological basis of fear suggests promising new therapeutic avenues.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Decision-making is such a seamless process we’re usually unaware of it — until our choice results in unexpected consequences. Then we wonder, “Why did I choose that option?”
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscientists are diligently working to create detailed maps of the major routes — or neural circuits — in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
By studying how baby birds learn to sing scientists hope to gain insight into the neural mechanisms by which humans learn to speak.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
An unexpected finding decades ago has helped create one of the first success stories for gene therapy and hope for vision restoration in people.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Mind over matter is no longer the stuff of science fiction alone. Brain-computer interface technology now enables severely physically disabled people to independently compose and send emails.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Studies of feeding behavior in animals and people have led neuroscientists to discover that complex systems in the brain, not just the intestine, determine food intake.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
One in every five U.S. deaths each year is smoking-related. Yet, more than 80 percent of smokers who try to quit fail within the first year, due to their chemical dependence.
  • BrainFacts/SfN