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Watch 80,000 Neurons Fire in the Brain of a Fish

Source: WIRED

In a new study, scientists tracked the activity of 80 percent of the neurons in the brain of a baby zebrafish as the animal responds to what it sees.

Autism Gene Affects Brain Function Early in Development

Source: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Mutations in a gene linked to intellectual disability and sometimes autism may lead to a permanent boost in brain activity, according to a study.

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

Source: BBC

Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat, a study in mice shows.

'Lucy' Thriller Revives 10% Brain Capacity Myth

Source: LiveScience

The fact is, people use all of their brains.

100,000-Year-Old Case of Brain Damage Discovered

Source: LiveScience

An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.

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