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Einstein’s Unusual Brain
Einstein’s Unusual Brain
Dan Cossins | Nov 19, 2012
Previously unreleased photographs show that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features that could explain his extraordinary cognitive abilities.
Brain Waves from the Beyond
Brain Waves from the Beyond
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 19, 2012
Researchers in Brazil study the brain activity of mediums while they supposedly communicate with spirits.
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 16, 2012
People with certain personality traits are more likely to get pain relief from a placebo, a finding that could help improve clinical trials.
A Root Cause of Parkinson’s
A Root Cause of Parkinson’s
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2012
Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 14, 2012
Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.
A Brain for Rhythm
A Brain for Rhythm
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012
A legendary rock and roll drummer teams up with a neuroscientist to explore the role of rhythm in brain function.
Inflammation for Regeneration
Inflammation for Regeneration
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2012
Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 7, 2012
NIH Director Francis Collins touts the project to map neural connections in the human brain as recording the mind’s “symphony.”  
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
James Tabery | Nov 6, 2012
Should biological explanations for criminal behavior influence a judge’s or jury’s decision about how to handle a case? If so, how?
The Brain on Anesthetics
The Brain on Anesthetics
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Recording brain activity as patients are anesthetized for surgery, researchers identify a pattern that may signal loss of consciousness.