Brain Byte


  • Published17 Jul 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Move over, lab rat. Neuroscientists have relied on the mouse to study brain development and diseases for more than 100 years.

Brain Bytes showcase essential facts about neuroscience.

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