Neuroscience

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The 16 facial expressions most common to emotional situations worldwide

At a time when nativism is on the rise, a new study reveals the universality of human emotional expression.

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Drug reverses age-related mental decline within days

Rapid rejuvenation in mice suggests physiological — and removable — blockages may be behind certain cognitive issues.

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What uncertainty can mean for your mind and body

The stress of uncertainty, especially when prolonged, is among the most insidious.

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Scientists discover how a common mutation leads to ‘night owl’ sleep disorder

A small change in our biological clocks lengthens the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the morning.

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Understanding the partisan brain

A new study shows a never-before-seen glimpse of how political polarization looks in our brains.

A replicated brain aneurysm

Lab team develops first-ever living 3D-printed aneurysm to improve surgical procedures, personalize treatments

The replica represents a significant step in developing better care for the 1 in 50 Americans who will suffer from brain aneurysms.

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How a UCSF team is giving Cronutt the sea lion a second chance with neuroscience

Cronutt, a sea lion suffering from toxic algae-induced epilepsy — a problem on the rise due to climate change — gets a shot at a better life.

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Why you should never feel guilty about getting a good night’s sleep

UCLA researchers behind a new study on the human brain say ‘sleep is as important as food.’

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How we sleep today may forecast when Alzheimer’s disease begins

Get some more sleep — deep, restorative slumber may defend against virulent dementia.

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First ‘plug and play’ brain prosthesis demonstrated in paralyzed person

In a significant advance, researchers have developed a way to make prosthetics ‘learn’ better from the brains that control them.

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