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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.
Slower working memory growth associated with young driver crashes

Slower working memory growth associated with young driver crashes

Researchers identify changes in retinal layers of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify changes in retinal layers of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Foods rich in LH dipeptide may help maintain good mental health

Foods rich in LH dipeptide may help maintain good mental health

Fight or flight response may originate in our bones

Fight or flight response may originate in our bones

Clinicians and leading experts come together to address regional stroke divide

Clinicians and leading experts come together to address regional stroke divide

Discovery opens up new opportunities to understand the genetics of cancer

Discovery opens up new opportunities to understand the genetics of cancer

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Abnormal gut bacteria linked to poor cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis

Study reveals how breast cancer uses exosomes to metastasize to the brain

Study reveals how breast cancer uses exosomes to metastasize to the brain

Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions

Antibiotic-impregnated shunt could prevent hydrocephalus infections, save millions

Surgery crucial for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

Surgery crucial for people with drug-resistant epilepsy

Virginia Tech scientist receives American Heart Association award to study stroke recovery

Virginia Tech scientist receives American Heart Association award to study stroke recovery

New gene therapy helps stroke patients develop new neurons

New gene therapy helps stroke patients develop new neurons

Study provides new insights into how astrocytes help the brain process information

Study provides new insights into how astrocytes help the brain process information

Habitual tea drinking improves brain health, study shows

Habitual tea drinking improves brain health, study shows

Scientists discover major regulator of schizophrenia that is active during early development

Scientists discover major regulator of schizophrenia that is active during early development

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Research reveals new molecular mechanisms that contribute to plasticity of the adult brain

Optimal strategy for making multi-alternative decisions

Optimal strategy for making multi-alternative decisions

Asia-Pacific’s eminent minds to showcase latest breakthroughs in stroke research

Asia-Pacific’s eminent minds to showcase latest breakthroughs in stroke research

Researchers discover mechanism that enables skillful fingering of pianists

Researchers discover mechanism that enables skillful fingering of pianists

Scientists identify molecule that plays key role in determining fate of cells under stress

Scientists identify molecule that plays key role in determining fate of cells under stress