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Source: Wellcome Trust
Despite much thought and ingenuity, neuroscience still struggles to define what consciousness is.
Source: National Science Foundation
Melina Hale explains how her research on zebrafish is helping to advance brain research.
Source: TED
Why can’t our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli.
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?

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: The Atlantic
Date: 15 Oct 2014
When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age. Wayne Curtis.
Source: The Telegraph
Date: 15 Oct 2014
Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value".
Source: Chicago Tribune
Date: 15 Oct 2014
A machine that sends magnetic pulses into a patient's brain has become the new frontier of depression treatment.
Source: Inside Science
Date: 14 Oct 2014
Humans may have evolved a visual spider “template” to warn us of danger.

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