Month: December 2019

Epilepsy provides insight into déjà vu phenomenon

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Have you ever been overcome by the overwhelming sensation that you have experienced this exact situation before? This is the
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“Hand-in-hand” – How the brain handles a missing body part

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In the 1990s, V.S. Ramachandran released a series of experiments that described a phenomenon whereby, despite a limb being amputated,
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Major assumption of fMRI likely correct

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Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, more commonly known as fMRI, has revolutionized the way researchers study the brain. By using a
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Hair, Cortisol & Mummies: How your brain’s stress response can leave marks on your body that last a millennium

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Cortisol ‘tagging’ hair strands. Image by Sam Mestern, Composite illustration. Map from [1]  released by British Library under public domain.
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Small RNA molecules may explain a hallmark of ALS

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Doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: a young boy dumps a pail of ice water over his head to promote
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‘Micro’ cells with major functions: Scientists discover new pathway for brain immunity

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Fluorescent tagging of microglia (green) shows intricate processes interacting with neuronal structures (pink) and cell bodies (blue). Image supplied by
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PET project to highlight the trace of death in life

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There is a little known fact that the average adult loses about 10 billion cells per day through a process
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Alzheimer’s disease: Losing behavioural flexibility

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Adapted from image by CNX OpenStax under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license On board game night, you embark on
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Welcome Letter

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The Dorsal Column Volume 1, Issue 1 Dear Reader, It is a pleasure to welcome you to the very first
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