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Two Nobel-winning scientists explain how your brain gets you from Point A to Point B.
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When trying to tell neurons apart, count the limbs.
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Long considered supporting actors, astrocytes’ newly discovered purposes have pushed them into a lead role.
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Your brain births new cells all the time. Here’s how it works.
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Electrical circuits and neurons have a lot in common. Show your students how neurons send messages in this hands-on activity.
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These cells can take on many forms to help make up your nervous system.
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Interneurons play a key role in passing messages to and from the brain.
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How does the body know when it has been cut, or stung, or hit?
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One of the least complicated creatures on earth taught us all about the most complicated object in the universe – the human brain.
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The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
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Cephalopods hide from predators and communicate with other members of their species in a unique way: by altering the color and texture of their skin.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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