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


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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