Posts Tagged: neurology

do we really want to make mice smarter?

Scientists Put Human Brains Cells Into Mice, Making Them Smarter

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It turns out mice with human brain cells are smarter than a normal mouse. And we engineered these mice, science, because...?

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The Deaf May Have A Heightened Sense Of Touch

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Those born deaf might feel the world differently than the rest of us. I’m not talking some sort of touchy-feely garbage about emotions, I mean literally: their sense of touch is processed differently in the brain.

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Dolphins May Get Alzheimer's

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In the process of discovering why dolphins are so adorably intelligent, scientists found they share a collection of genes <a href="http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v12/n12/full/nrg3112.html">very similar to the ones suspected to play a role in horrible mental illnesses</a>.

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Your Immune System is Eating Your Brain Right Now

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You know the phrase "use it or lose it".

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Scared of Spiders? Pick Up a Tarantula and Feel Less Scared in Minutes

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Anybody with a phobia knows all about exposure therapy: the best way to deal with your fears really is to confront them.

brains on chips

Brains on Chips Vital Advance in Neuroscience, Tasty with Salsa

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It's old hat to cultivate brain cells on silicon, as mad scientists have been doing that since at least the 1950s.


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