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The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The Brains Behind Building a Brain

🕔00:52, 9.May 2015

The nervous system is built on a tight schedule. Scientists investigated this neurological clock in zebrafish, bringing us closer to a complete picture of brain development.

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How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

How to Hibernate: The neuron’s secret to staying warm in the cold

🕔00:25, 9.May 2015

Through months of a squirrel’s cold slumber, neurons generate their own heat to keep functioning. Our cover story explains this feat of the nervous system and explores what it might mean for humans.

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Science or Science Fiction? Uplifting Animals

Science or Science Fiction? Uplifting Animals

🕔22:33, 8.May 2015

Uplifting animals, or endowing animals with near-human intelligence, is a concept that has been explored by science fiction writers and movie producers. But real world scientists are interested, too. New research suggests that genetic and neurological modifications could enhance animals’ intelligence.

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Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?

Why Can’t You Tickle Yourself?

🕔20:02, 8.May 2015

A search to answer the question “why can’t we tickle ourselves?” leads to a surprising insight into the human brain.

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School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

🕔23:45, 29.Mar 2015

Professor Christopher Pittenger has revealed that interneurons are implicated in the development of Tourette’s Syndrome, a debilitating condition that causes uncontrollable tics in patients.

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Bzzzzzz: The Bee’s Need for Sleep

Bzzzzzz: The Bee’s Need for Sleep

🕔16:09, 8.Mar 2015

Sleep has previously been shown to consolidate memory and learning. Researchers have observed the same phenomenon in honey bees, and the necessity for sleep is especially apparent in social creatures.

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A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

🕔22:48, 5.Mar 2015

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is in almost every part of our modern world, but we know relatively little about the effects that this chemical has on our cognitive functions. Recent findings from a team led by Dr. John Elsworth suggest that BPA may affect our working memory

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Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

🕔18:08, 18.Jan 2015

Movies have the ability to synchronize activity in viewers’ brains, especially when the film contains many cinematic effects.

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Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

🕔13:52, 18.Jan 2015

Many people wish they had the memory of fictional detective Cam Jansen, who can remember scenes so vividly and so accurately, it is as if she is looking at a photograph. As amazing as this ability is in helping Cam Jansen solve mysteries, evidence suggests that it is not possible in real life.

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

🕔13:34, 18.Jan 2015

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.

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