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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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A cluster of neurons in the brain’s fear center may drive our innate fear of heights.
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Active and physically fit kids have healthier brains than their more sedentary peers.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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A woman with a rare brain disease has taught scientists a lot about the neurobiology of fear.
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Famed for discovering DNA’s double helix structure, the British scientist also studied the biological basis of consciousness.
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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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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations — and new treatments may be on the horizon
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Many scientists have tried to find an anatomical source of Einstein’s genius, to no avail.
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