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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.
Behind the common expression "you can't compare apples to oranges" lies a fundamental question of neuroscience: How does the brain recognize that apples and oranges are different?
In the insect brain, dopamine-releasing nerve cells are crucial to the formation of both punished and rewarded memories
Fruit flies don't have noses, but a huge part of their brains is dedicated to processing smells.
The brain is a coding machine: it translates physical inputs from the world into visual, olfactory, auditory, tactile perceptions via the mysterious language of its nerve cells and the networks which they form.
University of California, Berkeley, biologists have found a signal that keeps stem cells alive in the adult brain, providing a focus for scientists looking for ways to re-grow or re-seed stem cells in the brain to allow injured areas to repair themselves.
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