How does the brain accomplish the complex task of learning? How can knowing more about how the brain works improve brain health, learning and education?

Testing the Brain: What Neurological Exams Can Tell Us About Ourselves

Medicine today possesses tools capable of peering into the most hidden and seemingly inaccessible parts of the body. We can snake cameras through the chambers of the heart and the vessels of the lungs, see embryos in the womb, and...
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State of the Art: Progress Toward Restoring Vision

Throughout the world people who suffer from two of the most common types of blindness, macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, face the reality of gradually losing their sight forever. Researchers are racing to restore vision to these sufferers. Both macular...
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Overview of Receptive Fields

A wonderful thing about the art of painting is its explorations of the relationship between form and meaning. Flowers painted by Georgia O'Keefe, for example, are detailed studies of one isolated object, and are deeply resonant with sensuality and strength....
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The Drug of Choice: Caffeine and the Brain

Centuries of Craving Caffeine, particularly in the form of tea and coffee, has enjoyed a long history of adoration and exaltation the world over, dating back nearly 5000 years to ancient China. When coffee was introduced in Europe in the...
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