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Discover the animal models that help us learn about different parts of the human brain.
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Basic neuroscience research in animal models is essential to understanding brain function and the thousands of brain diseases and disorders that affect both humans and animals. Treatments for stroke, depression, and drug addiction are just a few examples of developments made by this research. Learn more.

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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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A cluster of neurons in the brain’s fear center may drive our innate fear of heights.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of December 7, 2020.
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Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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Research in non-human primates can answer questions that can’t be addressed using other animal models.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 5, 2020.
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Boasting the largest neurons in the animal kingdom, sea slugs reveal important clues about the neural basis of learning and memory.
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3D Brain

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