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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Meet the Teenage Bernie Sanders Delegate Who Helped Nominate Hillary Clinton

Before Hillary Clinton officially clinched the nomination for president at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, one 18-year-old Bernie …

Audentes Prices $75M IPO As Gene Therapy Eyes First U.S. Approval

As the possibility of the first ever gene therapy approval in the U.S. draws closer, more gene therapy players are entering the public markets. …

New technique opens window into how brain cells communicate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The brain's nerve cells communicate by firing messages to each other through junctions called synapses, and problems with those …

Neuroscience

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

The brain looks like a featureless expanse of folds and bulges, but it’s actually carved up into invisible territories. Each is specialized: Some groups of neurons become active when we recognize faces, others when we read, others when we raise our hands.<p>On Wednesday, in what many experts are …

The Brain

Pitt neuroscientists' study sheds light on how words are represented in the brain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Reading is a relatively modern and uniquely human skill. For this reason, visual word recognition has been a puzzle for neuroscientists because the …

Epigenetics: Separate paths for epigenomes and genomes in cancer evolution?

Epigenetics

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Sticking germy fingers in your mouth may give you the upper hand on health

Oral exposure to pathogens early in life may help develop proper immune responses.<p>Kids who got teased for sucking their thumbs or biting their nails …

Immune System

Gauging stem cells for regenerative medicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LA JOLLA–Salk scientists and colleagues have proposed new molecular criteria for judging just how close any line of laboratory-generated stem cells …

Gender identity and the big questions that have yet to be answered

Few questions in science are as fraught as those around gender. At worst, the politics deters researchers and funders, and leaves people needed to take part in studies feeling wary. As a result, most of the answers science has provided are on the less contentious basics: how girls are born girls, …

LGBTQI

Success in Second Language Learning Linked to Genetic and Brain Measures

Summary: Success at learning a second language may be a result of your genetics and brain structure, a new study reports.<p>Source: University of …

Neuroscience