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How About a Pacemaker For That Brain of Yours?

It continues to blow my mind how many physical trials are going on out in the world dealing with electricity and the brain despite just how little we know about how the thing works. We’ve got some general ideas about … Continue reading

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Forecasts for Brain Tumors More Accurate Than for Weather

How can a doctor tell when a treatment is working? Sure, there’s always the “getting better” or “getting worse” thing, but if rewatching the series House has taught me anything, it’s that things are never as they seem. And also … Continue reading

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Pill Popping Preserves Spinal Cords

Not every cell in your brain is a neuron shooting quick signals on their way to deciding whether or not you want bacon on your hamburger (you do). Some of them perform axillary functions that help axons and dendrites send … Continue reading

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Where You Can Stick Those Negative Thoughts

Back when I was in eighth grade, I was lucky enough to have a pretty great teacher who happened to have some pretty interesting teaching techniques. For one, there was the dressing up like a crazy football freak for the … Continue reading

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Addicts May Be Deaf to Negative Messaging

As every teenager knows, a lot is at stake when it comes to framing your message. For example, do you tell your parents that you managed to get three As on your last report card, or do you lead off … Continue reading

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Meditation Changes the Brain’s Pain Game

The brain is an amazingly plastic piece of machinery. As a baby, it has a ton of connections going every which way creating an incredible number of neural conduits. Then, as we age and learn, these connections are slowly pruned … Continue reading

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Potential Breakthrough Gives Parkinson’s the Ol’ One-Two

By now, I’m pretty sure most everyone out there has heard of Parkinson’s Disease by now. The neurodegenerative disorder that took Michael J. Fox away from our living room and silver screens is the second most common form of neural … Continue reading

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