The sense of touch is formed in the brain before birth

The sense of touch is formed in the brain before birth

All the surface of the human body is represented in the cerebral cortex in a transversal band locali...
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Do you smell what I smell? From genes to receptors to perception: Olfaction unraveled

Do you smell what I smell? From genes to receptors to perception: Olfaction unraveled

Several years ago the internet was captivated by t...
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How light triggers brain activity: Protein research

How light triggers brain activity: Protein research

Optogenetics uses light to control brain processes...
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New microscopy technique peers deep into the brain

New microscopy technique peers deep into the brain

In order to understand the brain, scientists must ...
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Infants’ advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link

Infants’ advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link

A new Northwestern University study provides the f...
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New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain: Noninvasive measurements of calcium could reveal neurons’ roles in different types of behavior

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain: Noninvasive measurements of calcium could reveal neurons’ roles in different types of behavior

Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most ...
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Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains

Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains

A team at LSTM with their collaborators in Malawi ...
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Clues into early development of autism spectrum disorder: Neurons from people with autism exhibit different patterns of growth and develop at a faster rate

Clues into early development of autism spectrum disorder: Neurons from people with autism exhibit different patterns of growth and develop at a faster rate

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a relatively com...
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Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking

Different brain areas linked to smoking and drinking

Academics at the University of Warwick have found ...
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