Image of pioneer cells
These trailblazers strike out into various parts of the brain, laying down axons as they go.
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Take a look inside the sciatic nerve.
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Scientists are studying the brains of tadpoles to understand how neural circuits develop and absorb information from the surrounding environment.
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Stem cells in the hippocampus may hold clues about treating learning and mood disorders.
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Estrogen plays a key role in the developing brains of both women and men.
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A protein in neurons enables helps flies learn about their environments and survive in the wild.
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The debut of Bruce Jenner’s sex change on the cover of Vanity Fair was stunning, but superficial. A deeper question than her newfound beauty is: What about her brain?
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Quick blows to the head can cause a host of complications in the brain.
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How do we compare to other animals in terms of braininess, and why are researchers still looking for the best brain test?
  • Wellcome Trust
Think of a skill you have, something that took practice, but now feels easy. Perhaps it’s serving in tennis, or a new dance step, or juggling — something I used to be able to do.
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The disastrous earthquake in Kathmandu has killed hundreds of people and brought grievous tragedy to thousands. Even among the survivors, the earthquake will leave its mark in the form of altered brain structure.
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One minor chemical change can turn the sweet smell of a rose sour.
  • American Chemical Society
Serpents are a storehouse of fascinating neuroscience.