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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.
Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians

Decision aids for parents of children with minor head injuries help communicate with physicians

Research scientist at Kessler Foundation receives $10,000 grant to study aphasia after stroke

Research scientist at Kessler Foundation receives $10,000 grant to study aphasia after stroke

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

Study sheds light on molecular mechanisms underlying progression of prion diseases

USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma

First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma

Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk, finds study

Premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk, finds study

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Study explores connection between sexuality and cognitive status in older adults

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia

Air pollution appears to be linked to increased risk of developing dementia

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans

Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans

Under the sea, in an octopus' garden on ecstacy - neuroresearch

Under the sea, in an octopus' garden on ecstacy - neuroresearch

Dopamine neurons may involve in conditions ranging from Parkinson's disease to schizophrenia

Dopamine neurons may involve in conditions ranging from Parkinson's disease to schizophrenia

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation

Sea squirt model reveals key molecules in dopaminergic neuron differentiation

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults

First evaluation of benefits, harms of Alzheimer's screening for family members of older adults

Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information

Neurons in the human brain can encode numerical information

Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development

Eating fatty fish during pregnancy may boost unborn child's brain development

First intracranial aneurysm patients treated with BRAVO Flow Diverter after CE mark approval

First intracranial aneurysm patients treated with BRAVO Flow Diverter after CE mark approval