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Nerve Cells Help Our Brain Make Sense Of Our Senses
2011-11-21 10:56:22

The human brain is bombarded with a cacophony of information from the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. Now a team of scientists has unraveled how the brain manages to process those complex, rapidly changing, and often conflicting sensory signals to make sense of our world.

Cosmic Voyager Has A Layover In St. Louis
2011-11-10 09:15:24

WUSTL geochemist helps analyze rare and beautiful meteorite found by a Missouri farmer.

2011-10-14 20:41:12

Scientists have developed a way to evaluate new treatments for some forms of attention deficit disorder.

2011-10-05 15:13:13

"Too busy," and "too complicated."

2011-09-08 11:50:10

Within hours this summer, 30 American troops died in a strike in Afghanistan and millions of American investors watched the Dow Jones Average shed an astonishing 634 points in one day.

2011-09-03 07:00:00

Missouri Foundation for Health and Washington University in St.

2011-08-31 23:31:06

Study shows noninvasive, fast way to map heart's electrical activity in one heartbeat.

2011-08-17 23:55:51

Every day we make thousands of tiny predictions — when the bus will arrive, who is knocking on the door, whether the dropped glass will break.

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2011-08-07 06:35:43

A St Louis hospital is testing a sensor network that allows vital signs to be tracked even as patients move about.

2011-08-03 22:05:02

Anyone who follows science has read enthusiastic stories about medical breakthroughs that include the standard disclaimer that the results were obtained in mice and might not carry over to humans.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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