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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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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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The common fruit fly helps scientists unravel the genes behind development, behavior, and disease.
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The zebrafish’s regeneration capabilities are a model in the investigation of restoring damage from disease or injury in the retina and spine.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of September 21, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 24, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 10, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 3, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 20, 2020.
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Studying honeybees could unlock the mysteries of brain waves.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 13, 2020.
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3D Brain

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