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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.
NIU professor gets $372,500 to study link between brain health and exercise

NIU professor gets $372,500 to study link between brain health and exercise

Study on axolotl's ability to regenerate might help find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans

Study on axolotl's ability to regenerate might help find ways to restore damaged tissue in humans

Findings shed new light on how striatum processes information to plan, execute movements

Findings shed new light on how striatum processes information to plan, execute movements

Study could lead to next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss

Study could lead to next-generation clinical testing for hidden hearing loss

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

Non-invasive electrostimulation of the vagus nerve improves memory in mice

Sound and movement are processed simultaneously in the brain, mice study suggests

Sound and movement are processed simultaneously in the brain, mice study suggests

New AI tool predicts disease progression and evolution in neurodegenerative disorders

New AI tool predicts disease progression and evolution in neurodegenerative disorders

Psychedelic drug has enduring antianxiety and antidepressant effects in cancer patients

Psychedelic drug has enduring antianxiety and antidepressant effects in cancer patients

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

Scientists may soon be able to prevent disease-spreading mosquitoes from maturing

AI analysis of blood samples can predict progression of neurodegenerative disease

AI analysis of blood samples can predict progression of neurodegenerative disease

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Exploring link between elevated blood pressure early in life and dementia

Research could improve lives of some people with treatment-resistant depression

Research could improve lives of some people with treatment-resistant depression

Study examines brain link to STI/HIV sexual risk

Study examines brain link to STI/HIV sexual risk

Holistic and data-driven health assessment can help achieve early disease detection

Holistic and data-driven health assessment can help achieve early disease detection

Study suggests prenatal origin for ‘young’ Parkinson’s disease

Study suggests prenatal origin for ‘young’ Parkinson’s disease

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Scientists reveal the damaging effect of Zika virus on a type of brain cell

Preterm survival rate up by 25 percent thanks to the quality improvement program

Preterm survival rate up by 25 percent thanks to the quality improvement program

Parkinson's disease may affect brain cells before birth

Parkinson's disease may affect brain cells before birth

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Research unravels consequences of Zika virus attack on neural cells

Medtronic: RCT demonstrates profound back pain relief with DTM therapy

Medtronic: RCT demonstrates profound back pain relief with DTM therapy