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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

Scientists have learned a lot about our sense of sight by studying the eyes of other animals.
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It's not just size that matters for brain power.
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Aiming for a moving target means compensating for your brain's own tardiness.
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Hundreds of varieties of neurons come together to perform the functions of the nervous system.
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During development, cells in the retina converge to form the nerve that will transmit visual information to the brain.
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Take a look inside the sciatic nerve.
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Sleeping is key for a healthy brain, but it's still a mysterious part of life.
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The sites of communication between neurons are essential for brain health.
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Where in the brain does creativity come from?
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Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
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Locating the placement of tiny dendritic spines may hold important clues for learning and memory.
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Studying the nerve cells that alert fruit flies to danger may one day help scientists better understand diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and autism.
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