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Test your knowledge of neurons and other cells found in the nervous system.
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Increasing evidence suggests that chronic inflammation takes a toll on the brain over the course of a lifetime.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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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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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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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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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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Many scientists have tried to find an anatomical source of Einstein’s genius, to no avail.
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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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