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If your body were a ship, your brain would be the command center.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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Our brain and nervous systems are always at work, helping to balance the body’s many intricate systems.
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Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what really happens to our brain cells as we age.
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Your brain’s 86 billion neurons wire up to form circuits. But just what is a circuit?
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Just because you’re taking a break doesn’t mean your brain gets to clock out.
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The axon initial segment helps shape the messages sent by your brain cells.
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As a Neuroscientist I want to understand how the brain works. A frequent exercise is to imagine building a robot.
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Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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Web-like structures surround brain cells helping keep brain activity in check.
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A catalog of all of the connections in the human brain may be possible with new technological advances.
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“He slimed me!” Venkman spits out in disgust, writhing in sticky ectoplasm in a memorable scene from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.