Neuroscience

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DESTINATION IMAGINATION  As participants came up with creative ways to draw verbs, brain activity in the cerebellum increased. 

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A new study shows that the simple sugar fructose has different effects on human behavior than glucose. But it’s doesn’t tell us much about what those lollipops will do to our health or behavior.

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HOW IT HURTS  Rare mutations in the gene PRDM12 prevent proper development of pain-sensing fibers that carry pain signals from the skin to the brain, rendering people impervious to pain, a new study suggests. 

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