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October is Health Literacy Month. Learn more about how you can maintain a healthy brain.
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Péter Somogyi, György Buzsáki, and Tamás Freund earned the inaugural Brain Prize in 2011 for their cataloging and mapping of the brain’s inhibitory circuits.
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For better or worse, everything you experience changes your brain.
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The brain stores memories by changing how neurons talk to each other.
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The latest exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s ARTECHOUSE marries cutting-edge neuroscience and art.
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Some researchers suspect these bacterial ancestors living within our cells may contribute to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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Test your knowledge of neurons and other cells found in the nervous system.
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Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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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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