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The Brain Dictionary

Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

April 28, 2016 — Nature Video

Using Light to Monitor and Activate Specific Brain Cells

The past several years have brought two parallel revolutions in neuroscience. Researchers have begun using genetically encoded sensors to monitor the behavior of individual neurons, and they've been using brief pulses of light to trigger certain types of neurons to activate.

January 22, 2015 — Ben Thomas
What Does the Hippocampus Do?

What Does the Hippocampus Do?

New findings on people with a damaged hippocampus suggest a bold rethinking of the way we map the brain 

May 1, 2014 — Felipe De Brigard
Can a Mnemonic Slow Memory Loss with Age?

Can a Mnemonic Slow Memory Loss with Age?

One of the tragedies of aging is the slow but steady decline in memory. Phone numbers slipping your mind? Forgetting crucial items on your grocery list?

March 20, 2014 — Shelly Fan
Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Why We Need More Scientists in Davos

Science at the World Economic Forum is about inspiration, solutions and collaboration. First and foremost, leaders come together in Davos to address global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, climate change and understanding the human mind.

January 30, 2015 — David Gleicher

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