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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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What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
The brain has complex architecture crucial to our thoughts and memories.
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A song can remind you of an event that happened many years ago. Learn about the processes of memory and watch as a woman remembers her first date.
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  • 5 min
Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
Students are introduced to brain structure, neurotransmitters, hormones, and neural networks in this nine part lesson.
  • Baylor College of Medicine
Same neurons, different behaviors: How two slugs with similar brains can swim so differently.
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