Month: April 2020

Beyond the Brain: How our spinal cord works to maintain hand position

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Figure 1. Illustration of the human spinal cord, shown in yellow. Image source: Bruce Blaus, Blausen.com staff (2014). “Medical gallery
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Learning on the fly: Unpacking intellectual disability genes

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Genetic information is organized into a packed coil called chromatin. Chromatin remodelers attach to DNA and re-organizes how the genetic
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Paying attention to null results: Examining the effects of Ritalin on the brain

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Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo started his career in Cuba where he trained as a medical doctor. His career and passion for
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The Highway to Neurodegeneration: why your brain needs a proper mechanic

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Imagine that you made a huge investment and bought the car of your dreams. You get the oil changed regularly,
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How the motor and visual areas of the brain work together to guide reaching and grasping movements

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Walking around your house, grasping your coffee cup, or preparing breakfast might be relatively simple but require different brain mechanisms
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The Bilingual Advantage Dilemma: Psychological Fact or Failure to Replicate?

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Caption: An English/French stop sign in Canada, where bilingualism is both a rite of passage and a multicultural necessity. By
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The Nauseating Side of Chemotherapy

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash   From reeking toilets to questionable politics, there are many things that make us wrinkle our
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