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Posts tagged brain

August 1, 2014

 

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Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's, a brain disorder associated with memory loss, is caused when plaque accumulates on neurons, killing the cells off and causing brain shrinkage.

July 10, 2014

 

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Think Buff?

While actually working out is the best way to get stronger, research suggests that even just thinking about lifting heavy objects can yield results.

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.

March 18, 2014

 

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Scared Of Snakes

Do you jump when you see a snake? Some scientists think there could be an evolutionary explanation.

March 3, 2014

 

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Why Do We Sleep?

We do it every night, but science still isn't sure exactly why we sleep.

February 10, 2014

 

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The Smell Of Anxiety

According to new research, stress can profoundly affect the way our brains interpret olfactory signals.

January 20, 2014

 

Brain MRI

The Moving Thumb

On this A Moment Of Science, we'll teach you a simple trick that reveals how much interpretation goes into perception.

January 6, 2014

 

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Near Death Experiences: Merely Electrical?

Could the dying brains of rats shed light on human near death experiences?

January 2, 2014

 

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Chocolate Brain

Could having a sweet tooth be good for an aging brain?

December 25, 2013

 

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Building Bigger Brains

Our presence could be causing the brains of non-human animals to grow.

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