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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

When the retina needs a boost, its cells signal to local blood vessels to open up, allowing them easy access to oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood.
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Neurons rely on proteins to determine their jobs in the nervous system.
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Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
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A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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Studying these cells may help explain how some sightless individuals can still detect motion around them.
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Signals from the retina must make their way through the eye to the brain.
Trespassing dendrites may be key to the development of epilepsy.
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The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
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Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
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Mitochondria might provide more than energy to nerve cells — they may be important in brain signaling as well.
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The brain links smells and sensations to create lasting memories.
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Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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