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Identifying new ways to bypass the brain's elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
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Originally performed to relieve the symptoms of epilepsy, split-brain experiments in the 1960s revealed that the left and right sides of the brain were good at different tasks.
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Studying sex differences in the brain may one day lead to new information about brain illnesses that affect one sex more than the other.
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A major breakthrough in understanding how the brain accomplishes learning and memory began with the study of a person known by his initials, H.M.
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Explore the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center in Belmont, Mass., which houses more than 6,000 samples and specimens.
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