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Not Just Lazy: Chronic Fatigue Is Real, New Brain Scans Show

Source: TODAY.com

Using new imaging methods, Stanford researchers found distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people.

A Look Inside a Jumping Spider's Explosive Brain

Source: Discovery News

Famed for its excellent vision and pouncing skills, has long been an enigma to neurobiologists.

From Brain to Computer: Helping 'Locked-in' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

Source: National Public Radio

Patients with certain kinds of brain damage can wind up with locked-in syndrome. A recently published case study shows that a non-invasive brain-computer interface can help.

Compound in Cocoa Found to Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss

Source: The Washington Post

Flavanols, found in cocoa and tea, reverse cognitive decline in a key area of the brain, study shows.

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Source: NPR Ed Blog

What, exactly, is curiosity and how does it work? A study suggests that the brain's chemistry changes when we become curious, helping us better learn and retain information.

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