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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.

These cells help hit the brakes.
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Discover the animal models that help us learn about different parts of the human brain.
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Snake venom attacks your cells at their most vulnerable.
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Neurons help speed up (and stop) signals to create perfect harmony.
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This group of cells cry out for water when you’re parched.
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Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how.
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The hippocampus is responsible for everything you remember, from this morning’s breakfast to your first kiss.
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Thanks to cells called neuromasts, fish have a sixth sense.
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Taking a closer look at a zebrafish’s entire visual system.
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Neuroscientists are beginning to reveal how chronic stress can impact the brain, body, and behavior.
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How much can studying monkeys help us learn how our own brains develop and function?
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Two Nobel-winning scientists explain how your brain gets you from Point A to Point B.
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3D Brain

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