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Decision Making And Perception Of Risk Affected By Hunger
2013-06-25 12:39:40

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.

Dopamine Has Many Messages
2012-07-18 14:59:38

In the insect brain, dopamine-releasing nerve cells are crucial to the formation of both punished and rewarded memories

2012-03-19 23:04:18

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,

2012-02-04 08:00:00

Neuroscientists Hyungbae Kwon, PhD and Hiroki Taniguchi, PhD will join Max Planck Florida Institute as research group leaders.

2011-10-27 22:05:16

Multiple sclerosis is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

2011-09-07 19:27:39

Every second, the brain's nerve cells exchange many billions of synaptic impulses.

2011-06-22 22:39:40

Surely, everybody knows this phenomenon: an animal doesn't stand out against its background and becomes visible to us only when it moves.

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2011-02-14 10:44:59

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.

2011-01-28 12:58:54

After a spinal cord injury a number of factors impede the regeneration of nerve cells.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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