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Anatomical drawing of the human brain. Credit: Michel Royon.

Neuroscience Event Aims to Raise Public’s Awareness of How the Brain Functions

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Worldwide, 47.5 million people have dementia, and each year there are 7.7 million new cases. In 2030, 75.6 million people are projected to have dementia; in 2050 that number rises to 135.5 million. In the face of such statistics, awareness of the brain and its working is more than a welcome idea...
jewel wasp and cockroach

The cockroach hunter’s spell

The cockroach hunter’s spell The venom of the female jewel wasp renders her victims docile so that her offspring can feast. Scientists wonder if this strange brew might teach us a thing or two about human neurobiology. For centuries, the jewel wasp has captivated entomologists with its beauty and, in the case of the female...
By Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay |
Brain Awareness Day

Brain Awareness Day to Cover Sheep Brains, Cow Hearts, Scorpions and Zombie Cockroaches

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The human brain is a complex organ containing billions of neurons and capable of storing a lifetime of memories. So used to our brains are we that one is hardly pressed to pay attention to its intricate workings on a minute-by-minute basis. That may change, at least on Wednesday, March 12, from...
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