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The brain

A pipette in brain tissue

The activity within a synapse of the brain has been measured for the very first time in Scandinavia, opening up new doors to our knowledge about learning and memory.

Enhanced imaging of brain damage boosts treatment

Better pictures of injured brains improve treatment and promote knowledge – of healthy brains too.

An intense workout boosts motor learning

A single session of intense exercise can improve motor memory and motor skill learning.

Hot brains impair athletic performance

It’s not just muscle fatigue that impairs athletic performance in hot conditions. Your brain temperature and central fatigue also play a key role.

Bullying weakens the body

Harassment, social isolation or intimidating abuse in the workplace is not only psychologically destructive – it’s also stressful physically. Symptoms are similar to posttraumatic stress.

Can we blame the brain?

A Frenchman led a perfectly normal life for years, but a brain scan later revealed that his skull was nearly hollow. Neuroscientists use this as an extreme example of how misleading it can be to link brain images to behavior.

Why premature babies get bad eyesight

Impaired vision in extremely premature babies is often caused by brain damage, new study shows.

New genetic research highlights influences on children’s development

Two normally occurring variants in hitherto unknown genes influence the size of children’s heads. International research has set new standards for studies in genes’ importance for children’s development.

Happy hens get hot

When a hen anticipates eating a juicy larva her temperature increases. Thermal imaging shows that happiness has a warming effect on chickens, just as it does with us.

A brainier website

Brainfacts.org was launched yesterday with the help of some the world’s leading neuroscientists. The new site will provide the general public with authoritative information about the brain.