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The Thalamus is an area of the brain that helps process information from the senses and transmit it to other parts of the brain.
Smoking shown to quell painful sensations and heighten positive emotions

Smoking shown to quell painful sensations and heighten positive emotions

Background noises don't just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity

Background noises don't just cover up conversation, they may actually scramble brain activity

New screening tool prevents wrong patients from receiving Parkinson's surgery

New screening tool prevents wrong patients from receiving Parkinson's surgery

Overactive brain circuit brings on depression

Overactive brain circuit brings on depression

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

People who suffer from severe depression have more nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls emotion

Research shows giving Tourette Syndrome patients the drug levodopa normalizes brain activity

Research shows giving Tourette Syndrome patients the drug levodopa normalizes brain activity

New treatment for Tourette Syndrome, patients experience significant resolution of symptoms following brain surgery

New treatment for Tourette Syndrome, patients experience significant resolution of symptoms following brain surgery