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Sending Light Through the Skull to Influence Brain Activity

Source: Inside Science

Genetically engineered protein responds remotely to red light in the brains of mice.

Scientists Discover a 520-Million-Year-Old Brain: Neural Structure Found Inside Fossil of the World's Oldest Predator

Source: Daily Mail

The discovery reveals a brain that is surprisingly simple and less complex than those known from fossils of some of the animal’s prey.

Alzheimer’s Findings Seen as a Possible New Window to Understanding the Disease

Source: The Washington Post

Mayo Clinic scientists find a possible new link between an abnormal brain protein and the onset of dementia.

Humans Already Use Way, Way More Than 10 Percent of Their Brains

Source: The Atlantic

It’s a complex, constantly multi-tasking network of tissue—but the myth persists.

Brain-Eating Amoeba Lurks in Warm Summer Water

Source: NBC News

The death of a 9-year-old girl from a brain-eating amoeba is a jolting reminder of the danger lurking in fresh water, a risk that could worsen.

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