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This Incredible Video Of A Freshly Harvested Brain Shows How Amazingly Fragile It Really Is

That fixing process, though, hardens the brain. You really don't get a good idea of just how fragile the human brain really is.<p>In this video, uploaded in January by the University of Utah Brain Institute, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain.<p><b>WARNING:</b> …

The Brain

When Will Humans Upload Their Brains to Computers?

In the new techno-thriller <i>Upload</i>, a young computer scientist with a sketchy past and distrust of society decides to take the ultimate leap forward by …

7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

The human brain is the most complex and least understood biological structure in the known universe. President Obama's new BRAIN Initiative, which is co-led by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is designed to advance brain research. Here are examples of ongoing NSF-funded brain research that …

A good night's sleep scrubs your brain clean, researchers find

It’s no secret that too little shut-eye can drain your brain, but scientists haven’t fully understood why.<p>Now, a new study suggests that a good night’s sleep leaves you feeling sharp and refreshed because a newly discovered system that scrubs away neural waste is mostly active when you’re at …

Humans and Dogs Process Emotions Similarly

Humans and dogs both have similar areas of their brains dedicated to processing voice and emotions, a new study finds.<p>Researchers scanned 11 dogs’ …

Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

<b>Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests.</b><p>In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience.<p>If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to …

University of Pennsylvania

Stunning New Map Could Help Unravel The Mysteries Of The Brain

The achievement was announced on April 2 in the journal Nature Neuroscience.<p>While plenty of diseases are difficult to treat, brain diseases often stymie the medical community completely because they are challenging to even understand. In part, that's because the human brain — which has an estimated …

How The Brain Decides Which Memories To Hold On To

The brain uses a number of automatic mechanisms to determine what information to retain. Everything else naturally fades away.<p>The brain's overriding principle, given to it from millions of years of evolution, is to retain whatever is likely to be useful later for long-term survival.<p>Since the future …

The Brain

Human Muscles Evolved Into Weakness, In Order to Boost Our Brains

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Much like our brains, human muscles have evolved several times more rapidly than primate muscles, …