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Brain & Behavior

How does the brain work? This question is one of the greatest scientific mysteries, and neurobiologists have only recently begun to piece together...
New research shows that rather than being totally devoted to one goal at a time, the human brain can distribute two goals to different hemispheres to...
ADHD may be caused by alterations in the serotonin neurotransmission system combined with a tendency to experience psychosocial distress....
Rats use their whiskers much like humans use their fingertips to feel objects, but despite these great differences they both process those sensations...
Physicians treating patients with epilepsy are in a difficult legal situation when they have to assess their patients' ability to drive. In the...
In order to be able to understand complex organs such as the brain or the nervous system, simplified model systems are required. A group of...
Some of us need regular amounts of coffee or other chemical enhancers to make us cognitively sharper. A newly published study suggests perhaps a...
By using a novel prototype drug, researchers have discovered more about the mechanisms underlying female sexual arousal, according to findings...
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing...
A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet provides evidence that basic human learning systems use areas of the brain that...

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