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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of August 17, 2020.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 20, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 6, 2020.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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The human brain is neither the largest nor most complex brain in the animal kingdom. So what makes it special?
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Curses, swears, and cussing are treated in a different way in our brains than our more proper and acceptable speech.
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Studying the science behind laughter reveals that the best laughs usually have nothing to do with great jokes.
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Go back under the sea and explore even more animals that sense their world without a brain.
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Go under the sea and explore some of the animals that sense their world without a brain.
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