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Autism

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impaired social skills; verbal and nonverbal communication difficulties; and narrow, obsessive interests or repetitive behaviors.

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Searching for Answers: Parkinson's Disease

In this video, doctors, researchers, and patients explain the causes and effects of Parkinson's disease.

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Marijuana Blows Your Mind

How does marijuana affect the brain? Travel to Amsterdam with this video and learn how THC affects brain function, impacting both short-term memory and motor control.

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The Neuroscience of Decision Making

Researchers are beginning to decipher what happens in our brains when we make decisions. Three experts describe the genesis of this cutting-edge field and potential practical applications of this...

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Searching for Answers: Healthy Brain Aging

Doctors, researchers, and an elderly woman explain healthy brain aging. Part of a video series on pressing neuroscience health issues.

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Discoveries

Does practice make perfect?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
While experts debate the type and length of practice that is optimal for success, one thing is clear: training improves performance and changes the brain.

Image of the Week: Mapping Your Next Meal

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Scientists study fruit bats to figure out how our brains create mental maps.

Mapping Your Every Move

Source: Dana Foundation
The most advanced surveillance system you will ever find is built into your own brain and nurtured by evolution.

Image of the Week: The Roots of Epilepsy

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Trespassing dendrites may be key to the development of epilepsy.

Colm Kelleher: How We See Color

Source: TED
Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine.

Image of the Week: Sensing Movement

Source: Society for Neuroscience
The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

To Quash Depression, Some Brain Cells Must Push Through the Stress

Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: 17 April 2014
what does psychological resilience look like inside our brains, at the cellular level?

Artists 'Have Structurally Different Brains'

Source: BBC
Date: 17 April 2014
Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System

Source: National Public Radio
Date: 17 April 2014
Researchers wanted to know if the buzz from eating Sichuan peppercorn is connected to the tingling you feel when your foot falls asleep.

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