Neuroscience

Secrets of gentle touch revealed

Stroke the soft body of a newborn fruit fly larva ever-so-gently with a freshly plucked eyelash, and it will respond to the tickle by altering its movement—an observation that has helped scientists at the University of ...

Dec 09, 2012
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Picower: 1 skull + 2 brains = 4 objects in mind

(Medical Xpress) -- In the 1983 movie "A Man with Two Brains," Steve Martin kept his second brain in a jar. In reality, he had two brains inside his own skull — as we all do, one on the left and one on the right hemisphere. ...

Jun 20, 2011
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