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Brain Awareness Week is March 15–21! Get involved with our at-home activities.
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Their long, meandering dendrites may enable thoughtfulness and creativity.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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Scientist Konstantina Kilteni explains the ins and outs of tickling, discusses the evolutionary purpose behind the sensation, and reveals why we can’t tickle ourselves.
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The notoriously asocial creatures may possess some of the brain circuits humans use for social behavior.
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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Scientists are beginning to unravel the science of so-called “brain tingles.”
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Her study of vertebrate brains provided clues about the evolution of the human brain.
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Explore what’s new in neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience’s Global Connectome.
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Why can your brain see movement in a still image?
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Three experts discuss photosensitive epilepsy and how flashing lights can trigger seizures.
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While it may feel like you’ve suffered an injury, this is a natural part of the body’s recovery from working out.
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