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What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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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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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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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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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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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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Active and physically fit kids have healthier brains than their more sedentary peers.
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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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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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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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