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May 19, 2014

 

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Research Shows Bird Brains Aren’t So Bad

Not exactly sure what difference between the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia is? That's okay. Experts get confused too, as with the case of bird brains.

July 18, 2012

 

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Bird Song Genes, FoxP2, And Reelin

Scientists studying zebra finch brains have identified about 2000 vocalization genes in a brain region known as Area X.

March 29, 2010

 

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Why Do Our Hands Have A Nervous Tremor?

Why does your hand shake from time to time? What causes this reaction?

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