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Drunken Frankenstein: How Neuroscientists Use Electrodes to Study the Effects of Alcohol on Living Brain Tissue

By Stacy Pitcairn Neuroscience labs don’t often look like mad science labs. Typically, you see graduate students analyzing data on computers, postdoctoral fellows pipetting at the bench, or conducting various… Read More
Brain DevelopmentLearning and Memory

A Tale of Plasticities

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… Read More
Neuro NewsDid You Know?Learning and Memory

Is too much sugar a form of brain abuse?

We all know too much sugar is bad for us.  But did you know that having unfettered access to sugar might produce brain changes similar to highly stressful situations, such… Read More