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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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These shortsighted insects see an unimaginably vibrant world.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Exposure to a certain single-celled parasite became the infamous face of ‘crazy cat people’ syndrome, but perhaps unjustly so.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 1, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 11, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 20, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 30, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 9, 2020.
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Optic vesicles grow into an empty pathway where the brain lays wiring that becomes the optic nerve.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of January 27, 2020.
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This protein helps fortify cellular might.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.