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Source: Society for Neuroscience
Although there are no pain-sensing fibers located in the brain, these fibers are present in nearby tissues. When they become activated, a headache can occur.
Source: Dana Foundation
The cochlear implant is a near-miraculous device, widely considered the most effective brain-machine interface technology yet developed. Now, researchers are working to make this very good implant even better.
Source: National Science Foundation

Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brains. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
Source: TED
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: Scientific American
Date: 29 Sept 2014

3-D visualizations combine EEG and MRI data to illustrate how brain signals propagate and could be used to study neural disorders.

Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 29 Sept 2014
If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis is likely to be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.
Source: BBC
Date: 25 Sept 2014
A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.

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