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Sleep’s Kernel

By and | March 1, 2016

Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.

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Still There

By | October 20, 2014

Researchers identify brain activity patterns that may indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious.

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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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Neurons in Action

By | May 19, 2014

Researchers image the electrical impulses of the C. elegans and zebrafish nervous systems.

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Music on the Mind

By | March 13, 2014

Three new studies delve into humans’ creation and perception of music.

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Big-Bird Brain

By | May 1, 2013

Children watching clips of Sesame Street inside fMRI scanners yield unprecedented insights into the functioning of their brains.

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Obama Unveils Brain Project

By | April 3, 2013

Starting in 2014, the federally funded initiative will seek to develop new technologies capable of mapping the activity in the human brain.

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Fish Brain on Film

By | March 19, 2013

Improvements in light-sheet microscopy enable real-time activity imaging of almost every neuron in the brain of zebrafish larvae.

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Hearing Through the Chaos

By | February 21, 2013

Using Bluetooth devices in classrooms reverses dyslexia and improves reading ability.

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Obama to Back Brain Mapping

By | February 18, 2013

A new project to map the activity of the human brain could receive more than $3 billion dollars in federal funds in President Obama’s upcoming budget proposal.

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