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Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine

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Seeing Things

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

In Oliver Sacks's 2009 TED Talk, the famed physician and writer describes the neurological nature of hallucinations.

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Undertaker's Bane

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.

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Whistle Stop

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.

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Dr. Hearing

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.

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Heart Strings

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients

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A Spider's Eye View

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.

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As the Brain Ages

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.

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Micro Masterpiece

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2015

The artful science of Tom Deerinck, a micrographer who consistently places in Nikon’s Small World competition

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Rat Race

By Molly Sharlach | January 1, 2015

Neuroscientist Anthony Zador explains why he uses rats to understand auditory attention in the brain.

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