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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.
Cochlear implants have restored hearing to thousands of deaf people, but what about when deafness is caused by a damaged cochlea or nonfunctional auditory nerve? A possible solution is to bypass the cochlea and stimulate the brain directly.
We are on the brink of a new understanding of the neuroscience of violence. Like detectives slipping a fiber optic camera under a door, neuroscientists insert a fiber optic microcamera into the brain of an experimental animal and watch the neural circuits of rage respond during violent behavior.
Motor neurons are the key connection between thought and motion.
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Using studies of families and brain imaging of children, researchers find potential biomarkers of risk.
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The mind bending pain of a bare foot pressing down on a Lego is truly terrible, but how does something so innocent looking create such an intense feeling?
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Some neurons help regulate brain activity by turning other neurons off.
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The availability of big data is changing the way we study the complexity of the brain.
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When neural circuits fail to assemble properly during development, disorders like autism and schizophrenia can result.
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With the recent announcement from president Obama that he is seeking funding for a large US-based BRAIN initiative, we should examine the feasibility of such a thing.
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