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The evolution of the human brain stemmed from a simple tube.
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The brain is your body's command center, split up into areas with specialized functions.
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Neural networks are a group of nerve tracts connecting a series of brain regions, routing signals along a linear pathway.
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in October 2022.
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Perineuronal nets are honeycomb-like structures that stabilize synapses and surround the cell bodies and dendrites of some neuron populations.
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Stress alerts you to get out of danger but can cause damage when left unchecked.
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Hormones deliver long-range, long-lasting messages all over the body.
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Internal clocks guide when you sleep, when you wake up, and when you get hungry.
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Maintaining balance keeps your body healthy and running smoothly.
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Many people are surrounded by music throughout much of their everyday lives. What’s happening in our brains as we’re listening to music?
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Three networks may play a pronounced processing role for our creative thoughts: the executive attention network, default mode network, and salience network.
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Déjà vu is a feeling of experiencing a past situation in the present. This feeling may occur when your mind associates similarities between current and previous events.
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