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The human brain is the center of the human nervous system and is a highly complex organ. Enclosed in the cranium, it has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but is over three times as large as the brain of a typical mammal with an equivalent body size.
Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

Exposure to air pollution may disturb good night's sleep

Study provides insight into mental resilience of journalists

Study provides insight into mental resilience of journalists

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

Wristwatch-like devices can provide information related to different kinds of brain activity

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

Study opens door to possibility that nutritional intervention could prevent Alzheimer's disease

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

High systolic blood pressure in young adults linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

Scientists to develop drugs for treating cognitive deficits in Huntington's disease sufferers

Scientists to develop drugs for treating cognitive deficits in Huntington's disease sufferers

Hormetic cognitive stress from exposure to technology may reduce age-related disease

Hormetic cognitive stress from exposure to technology may reduce age-related disease

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Study findings shed new light on coinfection with chikungunya, dengue or Zika viruses

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

Researchers discover how tau disrupts functioning of nerve cells even before forming tangles

Obese women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating, study shows

Obese women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating, study shows

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

New findings could lead to first broadly effective ebolavirus therapies and vaccines

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

New understanding about brain proteins could lead to effective therapies for dementia

Penn scientists receive $9.25 million grant for research on concussion

Penn scientists receive $9.25 million grant for research on concussion

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists to test effect of Zika virus on glioblastoma

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

Researchers study connection between oxytocin and investment in couple relationships

Scientists discover brain regions that offer clues to social cognition

Scientists discover brain regions that offer clues to social cognition

Freiburg scientists show that enzymes can be activated through electrical stimulation of cell membrane

Freiburg scientists show that enzymes can be activated through electrical stimulation of cell membrane

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Researchers visualize precise mechanisms of calcium-dependent kinase during synaptic plasticity

Researchers visualize precise mechanisms of calcium-dependent kinase during synaptic plasticity

Fetal alcohol exposure reduces taste system's responsiveness to bitter flavor and burning sensation

Fetal alcohol exposure reduces taste system's responsiveness to bitter flavor and burning sensation