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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.
Aging brain's failure to coordinate deep-sleep brainwaves makes older adults forget

Aging brain's failure to coordinate deep-sleep brainwaves makes older adults forget

Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Rare gene mutation gives rise to low sensitivity to pain

Scientists create atomic scale map that tracks how brain signals connect to neurons

Scientists create atomic scale map that tracks how brain signals connect to neurons

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Scientists explore effectiveness of action video games to combat dyslexia

Scientists explore effectiveness of action video games to combat dyslexia

Genetic variations may help identify people at high-risk for chronic pain after surgery

Genetic variations may help identify people at high-risk for chronic pain after surgery

Experience of reflex walking refines perception of biological motion during early infancy

Experience of reflex walking refines perception of biological motion during early infancy

Researchers develop new method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis

Researchers develop new method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis

Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes

Mosquito-infected monkeys may provide better understanding of Zika transmission routes

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

People diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may actually have treatable condition

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Terror survivors have increased risk of frequent migraine, tension headaches

Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

Study: Living Lyme disease bacteria found months after antibiotic treatment

Study: Living Lyme disease bacteria found months after antibiotic treatment

Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation

Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Researchers use cryptographic techniques to decode activity of motor neurons

Video game helps doctors to quickly recognize trauma patients who need high levels of care

Video game helps doctors to quickly recognize trauma patients who need high levels of care

Study reveals link between estrogen and infertility

Study reveals link between estrogen and infertility

Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma

Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma

Mitochondrial error-correction mechanism essential for energy production of cells

Mitochondrial error-correction mechanism essential for energy production of cells

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases

Cellular self-digestion process plays role in development of autoimmune diseases