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Neuroscience education for all! We cover the latest discoveries, newest technologies, and best endeavors that help reveal the inner workings of the mind!
Neuroscience education for all! We cover the latest discoveries, newest technologies, and best endeavors that help reveal the inner workings of the mind!

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Do People With Dyslexia Read and Write Backwards? Find out in our new post via @Brain_Facts_Org!

Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read despite normal intelligence and vision and access to good instruction. Today, scientists generally agree that people with dyslexia struggle to read because they have trouble linking the shapes of…
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Did you know that microgravity may be changing the brains of astronauts? Read more in our new #SpaceNeuroscience post by @neurostellar:

Astronauts are no strangers to the harsh and wild conditions of outer space. From ionizing radiation to microgravity, these space explorers are exposed to a myriad of stressors that play a toll on their psychological and physiological systems. While it…
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Is recklessness built into the teenage brain? New post by @inquiry and steak!

Anyone who has spent time around teenagers knows they don’t always consider the full consequences of their actions. Just consider the dozens of YouTube videos involving falling dressers or fireworks illustrating this fact. Adolescents are typically more…
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Is your brain changing right now?

You may have heard it repeated in the media and pop culture that humans’ brains don’t change at all after birth. However, the past several decades of neuroscience research have shown that this is far from the truth.
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Can we measure consciousness?

Consciousness is an ambiguous concept. It can mean a lot of different things, depending on the context. For example, I can say that I am conscious of something, as in, “I am conscious of the fact that I am currently writing about consciousness.” It can…
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How does learning a new language change the architecture of your brain? Find out in our new post, via our content partner @aeonmag!

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria…
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Our first episode of the Knowing Neurons podcast takes us to the year 2097. Join us as our host @neurostellar invites three guests to discuss this podcast's theme: uploading the human brain!

n a brand new episode of the Knowing Neurons podcast, we explore the concept of “mind uploading”. How would something like a mind upload really work?
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How is brain development like dating? "Akin to dating, growth cones must establish not just any connection with a target, but the right connection." Check out our new NeuroPrimer on neurodevelopment by @GabriAnnT!

How does your brain become a brain? Neurodevelopment is the crucial process through which every brain is formed.
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What do dreams mean? Are they important for our survival? How do they change across our lifetime? Check out our new post via our content partner @aeonmag!

lthough radically different in terms of their content and feel, the range of dream states are just as complex as waking states. If we look across an individual’s lifetime, we find that children’s dreams are very different from adults’ dreams.
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Brains in a dish?! Yes, you can grow them from your own cells! What do they teach us about brain development and diseases? Check out our new Neuro Primer on Cerebral Organoids.

t may sound like something Dr. Frankenstein himself would be envious of, but scientists can now create miniature “brain” organoids in a dish.
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