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Many of the retina’s cells act as supporting characters to the neuron chains responsible for handling visual information.
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Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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This protein helps fortify cellular might.
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The process, function, or power of perceiving sound.
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We all have a blind spot.
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Your sense of taste and smell help you enjoy your favorite dish or avoid it when it’s gone bad.
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A mysterious onset of schizophrenia-like symptoms in patients turned out to be cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis — an autoimmune disorder where antibodies storm the brain.
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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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This imaging technique leads neuroscientists to new insights.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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