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Posts tagged neurology

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.

November 5, 2013

 

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Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

Scientists believe human brain development is the result of genetic mutations that occurred millions of years ago.

June 10, 2013

 

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A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

A hot shot attitude might annoy your friends and coworkers, but could it be dangerous too?

May 13, 2013

 

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Time To Get Up!

How does the body know when to wake up? How does the body know when to fall asleep?

September 15, 2012

 

Scientists Restore Lost Cerebral Function In Non-Human Primates

Scientists have successfully employed a prosthesis to recoup lost brain power in lab monkeys. Could humans be next?

July 25, 2012

 

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The Highways Of Pain

Find out how pain travels along the body's complex nerve highway.

April 16, 2012

 

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The Supermarket Numbers Game

Dr. Brian Wansink of the University of Illinois Food & Brand Lab studied how people make decisions in stores.

February 29, 2012

 

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I Hear Your Hands

We've talked before about how surprisingly flexible the brain is. Learn about the amazing connection between sign language and the brain.

November 22, 2011

 

Colorful Brain

Hyperactive Neurons To Blame For Unusual Sensory Melding

Some people report seeing colors when they read text or tasting flavors when they listen to music. Elevated neuronal responsiveness could be to blame.

October 28, 2011

 

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Why Do I Feel Strange When I Get Off A Treadmill?

After a session on a treadmill you might have noticed that when you get off the machine you feel like you are walking much faster than you really are.

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