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These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Diminished levels of the protein cause a common side effect of Parkinson's treatment.
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Hot flashes create a sudden warm sensation over your body and can range in time and intensity.
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It comes down to which parts of the brain are most active during dreaming.
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Humans can find faces in many things because of our fusiform gyrus.
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The brain’s fusiform face area helps you find your friend in a crowd.
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Genes, hormones, and gender identity can shape our brains, but many studies of sex differences in the brain fail to account for these factors.
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The brain stores memories by changing how neurons talk to each other.
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Our knack for recognizing faces helps us communicate with those around us and learn about our environment.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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A woman with a rare brain disease has taught scientists a lot about the neurobiology of fear.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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