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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 complex architecture crucial to our thoughts and memories.
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Research is providing insight into the role of oligodendrocytes in diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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Astrocytes, highlighted here, are a key contributor to healthy function in the brain.
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Take a look inside the bustling mouse brain in this video.
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The brain contains complex patterns invisible to the naked eye.
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Understanding how new neurons integrate into existing brain regions may hold the secret to restoring brain function after injury or disease.
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Same neurons, different behaviors: How two slugs with similar brains can swim so differently.
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Experiments with mice show how much cocaine exposure physically changes the brain.
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One scientist channeled his interest in physics to a passion for understanding how the brain learns and generates actions.
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The researcher discusses the complicated genetics involved with deafness and the far-reaching benefits of mapping the human genome.
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How the allure of rational robots encouraged a young scientist to pursue research on decision-making.
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The 2016 Kavli Prize award winner in neuroscience encourages students to ask for advice.
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