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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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See how easily your perception of stick length can shift with just a few modifications.
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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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The modern world has changed when we sleep — but our work and school schedules have failed to keep pace.
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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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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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Eating too much sugar over-activates the brain’s reward areas, leading to cravings and addictive behaviors.
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Cajal-Retzius cells act as project managers, guiding the organization of the developing brain
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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