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Hungry people are often difficult to deal with. A good meal can affect more than our mood, it can also influence our willingness to take risks.
In the insect brain, dopamine-releasing nerve cells are crucial to the formation of both punished and rewarded memories
More than 200 faculty, postdocs and students from Max Planck Florida Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Scripps Florida and other universities attended a neuroscience symposium March 6-7,
Neuroscientists Hyungbae Kwon, PhD and Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD will join Max Planck Florida Institute as research group leaders.
Multiple sclerosis is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Every second, the brain's nerve cells exchange many billions of synaptic impulses.
Surely, everybody knows this phenomenon: an animal doesn't stand out against its background and becomes visible to us only when it moves.
The human brain consists of approximately one hundred billion nerve cells -- each of these cells needs to connect to specific other cells during the brain's development in order to form a fully functional organism.
After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells.
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