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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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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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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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Microglia patrol the brain, searching for signs of injury or infection and clearing away dead or damaged tissue.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 9, 2020
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The links between nerve cells, called synapses, allow us to learn and adapt, and hold clues to conditions such as autism, schizophrenia, and more.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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The millions of microorganisms residing in the gut form our “second brain.”
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