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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 2, 2020.
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Eating too much sugar over-activates the brain’s reward areas, leading to cravings and addictive behaviors.
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The strain of living in global quarantine is making a bed for sleepless nights.
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Misbehaving neurons trigger seizures in the neurological disorder epilepsy.
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Cerebrospinal fluid protects and nourishes the brain, but too much can cause brain damage.
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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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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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Understanding how the anesthetic and club drug works ushered in a paradigm shift for depression and mental health.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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A new technique, MRI-guided focused ultrasound, is an emerging tool in the treatment of brain disorders.
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