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June 12, 2014

 

Our lungs' independent sense of smell is watching out for us all the time.

Detecting Odors Is Not Just for Your Nose

While we tend to associate olfaction with our noses and brains, other parts of our body also have a "sense of smell."

May 28, 2014

 

Alcohol really isn't very good for your eyes.

Is Getting ‘Blind Drunk’ A Real Thing?

Is drinking yourself 'blind' just an exaggeration, like 'eating till you burst'? Or can alcohol really turn out the lights?

November 5, 2013

 

The evolution of the human brain is sewn with mystery and mutation.

Genetic Error and the Big Brain Theory

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

August 29, 2012

 

Look at all those neurons!

What Happens When You Lose Neurons?

Around age 20, we begin to lose neurons to the process of aging. By 75, nearly one-tenth of the neurons you were born with have died.

July 31, 2012

 

Check out that reflux.

What Are Reflexes?

Most reflexes do not involve the brain; they are fast, involuntary responses that travel over what is known as a reflex arc.

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

 

Watch out - they're smart!

Octopuses Are Smart!

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

January 11, 2012

 

Never changing or always changing - what is your brain like?

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

 

So are these guys savory or sweet?

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

 

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.

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