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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.
Study provides insights into how social touch affects people with ASD

Study provides insights into how social touch affects people with ASD

Newborn brain can distinguish between different kinds of caresses

Newborn brain can distinguish between different kinds of caresses

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Oropouche virus could cause serious public health problem in Brazil, researcher warns

Kessler Foundation receives Wallerstein Foundation grant to advance stroke rehabilitation research

Kessler Foundation receives Wallerstein Foundation grant to advance stroke rehabilitation research

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Artificial intelligence technique recognizes signatures of dementia two years before onset

Study finds that yoga and meditation practices enhance resilience, wellbeing

Study finds that yoga and meditation practices enhance resilience, wellbeing

Researchers use fMRI to observe link between neural activity and risk for obesity

Researchers use fMRI to observe link between neural activity and risk for obesity

Study documents brain function differences linked to higher and lower levels of moral reasoning

Study documents brain function differences linked to higher and lower levels of moral reasoning

Noninvasive retinal imaging may detect pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease

Noninvasive retinal imaging may detect pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease

Reduced activity in the brain's self-regulation system may be early predictor of obesity

Reduced activity in the brain's self-regulation system may be early predictor of obesity

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Novel nanolaser can serve as super-bright probe to detect and kill metastasized cancer cells

Novel nanolaser can serve as super-bright probe to detect and kill metastasized cancer cells

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Study offers new, quicker way to test for Zika virus

Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests

Cortisol mediates communication between gut bacteria and brain metabolites, study suggests

Microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood, study finds

Microstructural changes occur in the brain from early to mid-adulthood, study finds

Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

Novel mussel-inspired glue could one day save lives of youngest patients

NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions

NNI, NTU collaborate to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Bionic vision restoration: could future technologies restore sight?

Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway

Chronic stress triggers fatal organ failure via new neural pathway