Category: Issue 3

Making Sense of the Noise: Uncovering the Function of an Autism-Associated Gene

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Imagine a bustling farmer’s market. As you stroll through the various vendors, you can’t help but smell the freshly baked
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Echolocation in Humans: How hearing helps people with vision loss “see” their environment

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  Imagine you were placed in a brand new environment, could you identify the composition of your surroundings based on
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Down low, too slow: How your brain learns optimal hand control

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Slow motion shot of two men hand giving high five with blue sky background

High-fives can be embarrassing. You know the kind—where you decide you’re fully committed, and with unwarranted force and enthusiasm, you
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The Uncertainty of Rett Syndrome

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“I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help
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Our brain knows to change: merging sound and sight after hearing loss

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  Figure 1. Illustrations of the human and rat brain. The brain areas important for processing sounds, sights, and the
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The Evolution of Stress: How Predator-induced Fear Might Explain the Origin of PTSD

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On the hunt: a cheetah chases a gazelle. PTSD-like changes may occur in the brains and behavior of free-living wild
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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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