Body Systems

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Do microbes living in our gastrointestinal tracts influence the way our brains work? Hear from a scientist who has been studying this question for nearly a decade.
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Smelling salts can revive someone who fainted, and some athletes have been spotted taking a whiff during games. How does this centuries-old treatment work?
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Everyone experiences cramps. But we know less about their causes than you might expect.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 22, 2020.
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When the body’s temperature begins to rise, the brain’s health is on the line.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 8, 2020.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 25, 2020.
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To understand dementia, scientists are looking anew at a neglected piece of the puzzle: the web of blood vessels nourishing the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 4, 2020.
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A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
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A mysterious onset of schizophrenia-like symptoms in patients turned out to be cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis — an autoimmune disorder where antibodies storm the brain.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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