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Having a bigger brain does not guarantee more cognitive power.
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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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Learn about rats, fruit flies, and more of the most important organisms used for biomedical research with these articles.
  • The Conversation
What can the cuttlefish’s remarkable camouflage abilities teach us about vision?
  • Science Friday
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Animals have evolved visual systems that are uniquely suited to their survival needs. See how human vision stacks up to the visual systems of other animals.
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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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Can the zebrafish teach us about human development?
  • National Institutes of Health
Take a guided tour through Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's animal research facility with this video.
  • Americans for Medical Progress
A gene controls neuronal traffic in the assembly of this electrical circuit.
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Vision requires teamwork. Nerve cells in the retina communicate with one another to create optimal messages to send to the brain.
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