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Brain-Reading Devices Help Paralyzed People Move, Talk and Touch
Neuroscience

Brain-Reading Devices Help Paralyzed People Move, Talk and Touch

Implants are becoming more sophisticated—and are attracting commercial interest

By Liam Drew and Nature magazine
Where Are Genitals Represented in the Brain?
Anatomy

Where Are Genitals Represented in the Brain?

The homunculus of textbook fame still does not take into account the relevant locations in the cerebral cortex that process touch for the sex organs

By Dana G. Smith
Treating Alzheimer's Before It Takes Hold
Pharmaceuticals

Treating Alzheimer's Before It Takes Hold

Researchers are giving drugs to healthy people in hope of clearing away toxic proteins in the brain and preventing neurodegeneration.

By Alison Abbott and Nature magazine

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    Behind Every Smile

  • Illusions

    Strawberry Fields

  • News

    Spinal Stimulation Helps People with Paralysis Walk, Canoe and Stand at a Bar

  • Can't Buy Me Luck: The Role of Serendipity in the Beatles' Success

  • Brainstorming on Zoom Hampers Creativity

  • People Think Minority Groups Are Bigger Than They Really Are

  • Your Brain Expands and Shrinks over Time: These Charts Show How

  • Opinion

    Facial Expressions Do Not Reveal Emotions

  • The Dark Side of Collaboration

  • The Metaverse Is Coming: We May Already Be in It

  • We Need Better Diagnostic Tests for Autism in Women

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