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Brain & Behavior

UCSF scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the developing human brain. The cell produces nerve cells that help form the neocortex – the site...
In a remote river system in Brazil's Amazon Basin live the last 300 members of the Piraha tribe. To western eyes, they are some of the most...
A new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease suggests a protective effect of alcohol consumption on the risk of Alzheimer's...
Our busy lives sometimes feel like they are spinning out of control, and we lose track of the little things we can do to add meaning to our lives and...
They might not be known for their big brains, but fruit flies are helping to make scientists and doctors smarter about what causes Huntington's...
Though it has been prescribed for over 50 years to treat bipolar disorder, there are still many questions regarding exactly how lithium works....
A newly published study reported that children with new/recent onset epilepsy have significantly slowed expansion of white matter volume compared to...
Ball lightnings are circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced...
New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at the...
Although caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug worldwide, its potential beneficial effect for maintenance of proper brain...

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