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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 hippocampus is responsible for everything you remember, from this morning’s breakfast to your first kiss.
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The brain made up of around 86 billion neurons, with trillions of connections between them. How does this come to be?
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Accessing the color spectrum.
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The cerebellum helps coordinate your most intricate movements.
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Brain cancer isn’t a single disease.  Cancers arise in many different brain cells and tissues.
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This mini-model lets us watch the birth of new brain cells.
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When you can’t see, sometimes you need a bit of electricity.
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Artificial cells are teaching us about the impact of environment in early brain development.
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Fish have specialized cells that help them detect movement in the water so they don't end up as dinner.
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Your sense of sight is powered by blood.
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Tiny cells in the inner ear transform vibrations in the air into every imaginable sound.
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As neurolaw grows at remarkable pace, judges are still determining how, whether, and when to support brain science in the courtroom.
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