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Neurons fire in response to specific lengths of time; they can make a moment feel faster or slower when they get worn out.
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Silvia Arber, Martyn Goulding, and Ole Kiehn have identified the cells and circuits in the spinal cord and brainstem that make all kinds of movement possible.
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The technique makes it possible to identify each of the worm’s 302 neurons based on its location and color marker.
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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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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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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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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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