Neuroscience

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  1. patient on life support
    Neuroscience

    New guidance on brain death could ease debate over when life ends

    Brain death can be a tricky concept. Clarity from an international group of doctors may help identify when the brain has stopped working for good.

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  2. Three women running
    Neuroscience

    Boosting a liver protein may mimic the brain benefits of exercise

    Finding that liver-made proteins influence the brain may advance the quest for an “exercise pill” that can deliver the benefits of physical activity.

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  3. brain MRI images
    Health & Medicine

    Strokes and mental state changes hint at how COVID-19 harms the brain

    In a group of people severely ill from the coronavirus, strokes, psychosis, depression and other brain-related changes come as complications.

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  4. Mouse smelling cheese
    Neuroscience

    How to make a mouse smell a smell that doesn’t actually exist

    The ability to create a perception might lead to a deeper understanding of how the brain makes sense of the world.

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  5. woman smelling a flower
    Neuroscience

    The way the coronavirus messes with smell hints at how it affects the brain

    Conflicting reports offer little clarity about whether COVID-19 targets the brain.

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  6. Map of the heart's 'brain'
    Neuroscience

    A new 3-D map illuminates the ‘little brain’ within the heart

    Microscopy and genetic studies yield a comprehensive map of the nerve cells found in the heart of a rat.

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  7. Neuroscience

    How coronavirus stress may scramble our brains

    The pandemic has made clear thinking a real struggle. But researchers say knowing how stress affects the brain can help people cope.

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  8. man standing at a screen drawing a letter with his fingers
    Neuroscience

    Blind people can ‘see’ letters traced directly onto their brains

    Arrays of electrodes can trace shapes onto people’s brains, creating bursts of light that people can “see.”

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  9. Simon game
    Neuroscience

    A game based on Simon shows how people mentally rehearse new information

    Signs of learning echo through people’s resting brains.

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