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What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives.
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For movement to occur, nerve cells must connect with muscles during development.
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Your brain’s rapid response defense system has already detected the threat and avoided it before your conscious mind is even engaged.
Studying the nerve cells that connect the brain and muscles offers insight into neuromuscular diseases and motor learning.
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Scientists map the organization of nerve fibers, which may offer new clues about their roles in cognition and behavior.
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Turning off a group of cells in the mouse brain can produce behaviors relevant to schizophrenia.
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Locating the placement of tiny dendritic spines may hold important clues for learning and memory.
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What can a ticklish turtle teach us about how the spinal cord is organized?
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Typically we are introduced to the nervous system by analogy to an electrical circuit, like a door bell or a telephone line carrying a signal rapidly over long distances to activate a specific process.
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Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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Scientists are using color to visualize neurons and build better maps of the brain.
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Neurons rely on proteins to determine their jobs in the nervous system.
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