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Hunched Over a Microscope, Santiago Ramón y Cajal Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works

Source: New York Times

He was an artist, photographer, doctor, bodybuilder, scientist, chess player and publisher. He was also the father of modern neuroscience.

Football Headers 'Linked to Brain Damage'

Source: BBC

Research suggests that players of contact sports like football and soccer may be more prone to developing dementia later in life.

Autism Detectable in Brain Long Before Symptoms Appear

Source: BBC

A study, published in the journal Nature, suggests autism can be detected in children under the age of two.

The Science That Could Make You Crave Broccoli More Than Chocolate

Source: The Atlantic

Love and chocolate, or love and broccoli? Neurogastronomy wants to alter our brain's desire for sweet things.

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical

Source: MIT Technology Review

Harvard Medical School is testing a new design of a brain implant meant to restore vision to the blind.