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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.
Scientists discover trigger region for absence epileptic seizures

Scientists discover trigger region for absence epileptic seizures

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

Exercise activates brain circuits associated with memory in older adults

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

Device converts brain signals into speech, offering hope for patients

Device converts brain signals into speech, offering hope for patients

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Measles vaccination rates are a 'public health time bomb'

Stem cells in hair follicles have potential to regenerate myelin sheath that coats neurons

Stem cells in hair follicles have potential to regenerate myelin sheath that coats neurons

Researchers seek sage advice of elders on aging issues

Researchers seek sage advice of elders on aging issues

Drugs for treatment of stroke, vascular dementia show promising results in early trial

Drugs for treatment of stroke, vascular dementia show promising results in early trial

Study finds different amounts of physical therapy for stroke patients

Study finds different amounts of physical therapy for stroke patients

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

UT Southwestern researchers determine how circulating 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

Delving into tumor's cellular lineage may offer clues for customized therapies

Delving into tumor's cellular lineage may offer clues for customized therapies

Computer program mimics natural speech using brain signals from epilepsy patients

Computer program mimics natural speech using brain signals from epilepsy patients

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Johns Hopkins researchers uncover role of neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Vanderbilt investigators discover link between vascular biology and eye disease

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome

Myelination deficits cause abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome

Researchers use brain scans to provide better understanding of unconscious bias

Researchers use brain scans to provide better understanding of unconscious bias

Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds

Integrator complex proteins are crucial for healthy brain development in fruit flies, study finds

Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS

Researchers uncover potential clue to halt destruction of nerve cells in people with ALS

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter

Obesity linked to a reduction in gray matter