Brain Facts: Learn some curious and fascinating facts about the brain!

 

  Brain facts. Our brain is exciting, it is the result of millions of years of evolution and although it is still an enigma, we […]

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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology: A complete guide to all your questions

 

  We clarify all the questions you may have about neuropsychology: What it is, what does it study, neuropsychologist’s role and patients, what cognitive tests […]

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Mirror neurons

Mirror neurons: The most powerful learning tool

 

  Mirror neurons. Imitation has always been a powerful learning tool. The human brain is enabled with different mechanisms that allow us to imitate actions. […]

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Fight or Flight: All You Need to Know About This Response

 

  Fight or Flight. The sympathetic nervous system is one of two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system, which is part of the peripheral nervous […]

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Synapses

Synapses: How Your Brain Communicates

 

  A synapse is the space between two neurons which allows for neural communication, or synaptic transmission. Synapses are found throughout the body, not just located […]

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brainwaves

Brainwaves: What They Are and What They Do

 

  Brainwaves are the collection of electrical activity in the brain. This electrical activity is caused by the communication of neurons in the brain. The […]

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neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative Diseases: Characteristics, Cures, and Prevention

 

  Neurodegenerative diseases- What are they? Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by damage to the nervous system, causing cognitive decline and changes in brain functions and how […]

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Endless Possibilities: How Technology Affects Your Brain

 

  In the current times, technology affects your brain in powerful ways that shape who you are as a person. This is especially the case […]

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Understanding the brain and neurotransmitters

The different types of neurotransmitters: What are they?

 

  You’ve probably heard of how dopamine plays a role in feelings of pleasure, or how serotonin levels influence depression. This barely scratches the surface […]

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Technological insomnia

Sleepless nights with your phone? You may have technological insomnia

 

  Texts from your ex late on a Saturday night (or early Sunday morning?), compromising pictures that his friends post to Facebook… Social networks have robbed […]

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5 myths about the brain

5 Myths about the Brain

 

  5 Myths About the Brain The brain is truly an amazing organ. It is extremely intricate, and without it, we would not be able […]

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Brain stimulation helps with stroke

Brain stimulation helps recover from stroke

 

   Brain stimulation helps with stroke Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, according […]

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Chemical reaction keeps stroke-damaged brain from repairing itself

Chemical reaction keeps stroke-damaged brain from repairing itself

 

  Chemical reaction keeps stroke-damaged brain from repairing itself. Nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule produced in the brain, can damage neurons. When the brain produces […]

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How to ‘take over’ a brain

How to ‘take over’ a brain

 

  How to ‘take over’ a brain. The hottest field in science this past decade has been neuroscience. That explosion in research, and our understanding […]

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Neuristors: The future of brain-like computer chips

Neuristors: The future of brain-like computer chips

 

  Neuristors: The future of brain-like computer chips. A neuristor is the simplest possible device that can capture the essential property of a neuron – […]

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How neuroscientists observe brains watching movies

How neuroscientists observe brains watching movies

 

  How neuroscientists observe brains watching movies. Functional MRI can peer inside your brain and watch you watching a YouTube clip. Unless you have been […]

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Mouse brain cells activated, reactivated in learning and memory

Mouse brain cells activated, reactivated in learning and memory

 

  Mouse brain cells activated, reactivated in learning and memory. Neuroscientists have for the first time shown individual mouse brain cells being switched on during […]

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Stress resilience, susceptibility traced to neurons in reward circuit

Stress resilience, susceptibility traced to neurons in reward circuit

 

  Stress resilience, susceptibility traced to neurons in reward circuit. A specific pattern of neuronal firing in a brain reward circuit instantly rendered mice vulnerable […]

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Brain cells made from urine

Brain cells made from urine

 

 Brain cells made from urine. Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem […]

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New biomaterials can promote regeneration of brain tissue after brain injury and disease damage

New biomaterials can promote regeneration of brain tissue after brain injury and disease damage

 

  New biomaterials can promote regeneration of brain tissue after brain injury and disease damage. Research at the Universitat Politècnica de València has shown that […]

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World’s largest brain simulation has 2.5 million neurons

World’s largest brain simulation has 2.5 million neurons

 

  World’s largest brain simulation has 2.5 million neurons. With 2.5 million simulated neurons, a team of researchers at the University of Waterloo have claimed […]

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In brain, competing thoughts come in waves and rhythms

In brain, competing thoughts come in waves and rhythms

 

  In brain, competing thoughts come in waves and rhythms. Emerging evidence suggests that a group of neurons can represent each unique piece of information, […]

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Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons

Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons

 

  Glowing Vulcan ears reveal brain’s lost neurons. These glowing shapes aren’t the ears of a rave-happy Vulcan – they’re slices from a mouse’s brain. […]

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 A better brain implant: Slim electrode cozies up to single neurons. The main problem that neurons have with electrodes is that they make terrible neighbors. […]

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 Neurons made from stem cells drive brain activity after transplantation in laboratory model. Sanford-Burnham researchers convince transplanted stem cell-derived neurons to direct cognitive function—getting us […]

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 Newborn neurons, even in the adult aging brain, are critical for memory. Newly generated neurons in the adult hippocampus are critical for memory retrieval, according […]

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 Brain protein mutation linked to autism. Researchers said they have discovered a genetic mutation in people with autism that cuts communication between brain cells to […]

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