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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
  • Knowable Magazine
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Cochlear implants have restored hearing to thousands of deaf people, but what about when deafness is caused by a damaged cochlea or nonfunctional auditory nerve? A possible solution is to bypass the cochlea and stimulate the brain directly.
One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
  • Wellcome Trust
Scientists are developing devices that can monitor and extract brain activity to enable a machine or computer to accomplish complicated tasks.
  • National Science Foundation
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Adderall and similar drugs are used to help treat narcolepsy, depression, and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. But how does it work?
  • American Chemical Society
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New technologies are giving children who are deaf a chance to hear.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 10 min
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
Learn about the National Eye Institute’s effort to restore vision in difficult-to-treat eye diseases.
  • National Eye Institute
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As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.
Are we asking the right questions about smart drugs?
  • Wellcome Trust
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
  • The Dana Foundation
Fight a zombie apocalypse while learning about neuroscience.
  • PBS
With this informative website, learn more about epilepsy and seizures.
  • Kids Health