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March 14, 2012

 

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What Is The GABA Chemical?

Messages of touch trigger the release of a chemical called GABA, which diminishes the intensity of the outgoing message.

February 8, 2012

 

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Octopuses Are Smart!

Stop saying octopuses are stupid... they aren't!

January 11, 2012

 

drawing of a brain - sketched

Is My Brain Static Or Constantly Changing?

Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?

November 23, 2011

 

Cupcakes decorated as brown turkeys

Talking Turkey About Taste

This Thanksgiving, before you dig into your feast, take a moment to learn about how you experience all those different and wonderful tastes!

September 30, 2010

 

people raising hands

Lefty Or Righty? Brain Stimulation Can Change Hand Preference

Brain stimulation and hand preference go, well, hand-in-hand. Researchers are investigating whether they can manipulate if you are a righty or lefty.

September 25, 2010

 

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Neuron Marching Band

The circulatory system isn't the only part of the body that keeps a beat. The brain needs rhythm too!

July 14, 2009

 

Several large locusts on the front grille of a truck

Collision Avoidance And Star Wars-Watching Locusts

Scientists are using knowledge gained from Star Wars-watching locusts to help cars of the future avoid collisions. Learn how on this Moment of Science.

March 11, 2009

 

Boy being tested by EEG

A Machine That Can Read Your Mind

The electroencephalograph, or EEG, helps doctors to take at look at our brain activities. But don't worry - the machine cannot read your mind, yet!

February 12, 2008

 

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Spicy Source of Pain Relief

Have you heard that hot peppers might be the key to a new type of anesthetic that blocks pain without making you numb or paralyzed?

July 31, 2007

 

Human brain replica

Reconnecting the Brain

How complex is the human brain, and how much can brain surgeons do to repair brain damage? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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