Infectious Disease

For many poorly understood mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or autism, scientists often wish they could turn back the clock to uncover what has gone wrong in the brains of these patients, and how to right it before much brain damage ensues. But now, thanks to recent developments in the lab, that wish is coming true.
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Now you see it, now you don’t. Tricks and illusions are not just for magicians. Brain researchers use these tools to learn about sensory perception.
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An interview with three of the NIH Blueprint directors about the impact recent and potential reductions in NIH funding may have on the field of neuroscience.
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During development, sensory nerves form the connections between taste buds and the rest of the nervous system. Later, taste information is carried along these nerves to the brain.
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Researchers are beginning to decipher what exactly happens in our brains when we are making decisions.
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With new diagnostic criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, Dr. David M. Holtzman explains what this might mean to future patients.
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In an attempt to put mind over matter, researchers are beginning to decipher what exactly is happening in our brains when we are making decisions.
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No disorder captures the attention of the nation like autism. David G. Amaral, PhD, explains what exactly autism is, and where the most promising research on the subject is located.
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Is love in the heart and soul, or is it all in our heads? A high school student uses neuroscience to answer.
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Neuroscience terminology flows better in rap form. Learn about neuroscience from the second place winner of the 2011 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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For a long time, scientists thought the adult human brain was static and unchanging. Turns out, it is much more dynamic.
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In perhaps the first catchy tune about cranial nerves, a graduate student explains why these 12 pairs of nerves are important.
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