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Michael W. Richardson

Michael W. Richardson is the former Sr. Content Production Associate for BrainFacts.org. He is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York, covering topics ranging from the brain and behavior to the environment.

Articles by Michael W. Richardson

The brain has some intense energy needs thanks to the unique role it plays in the body.
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Scientists may have found the brain’s hidden waste disposal system.
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How would it feel to hold a model of your own brain?
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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This small group of cells help regulate your memories.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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The optical nerve carries light information to the visual processing center of the brain.
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When neurons meet, they have great chemistry.
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Calcium plays a key role in the fundamental processes underlying all cell communication.
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Not all seizures are as dramatic as the ones you see on TV.
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The axon initial segment helps shape the messages sent by your brain cells.
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These uniquely shaped cells play a key role in your every move.
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