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Neurons talk to each other at junctions called synapses.
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Specialized cells in the nose convert chemicals in the air into the experience of smell.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 19, 2020.
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A highway of bundled nerve fibers, the spinal cord relays information between the brain and the rest of the body.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Geneticists Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird discuss their groundbreaking work on the rare neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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How choices are framed can drastically influence our decisions ¬¬— even when outcomes are identical.
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Several timekeeping brain regions work together to create our perception of time.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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