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Which One Hurts More: Getting Kicked in the Balls or Give Birth to a Baby?

Which one hurts more? Giving birth to a baby through small hole? Or, being kicked in the groin? There are some nerve cells called Nociceptors that send pain signals to the spinal cord and brain. Once the pain threshold has been reached and crossed, these sensory neurons will be fired. […]

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What Will Happen When You Play Music through a Squid

In order to really visualize neuron action potential, bioamplifiers are designed to apply impulses for stimulation of muscle movement. To such purpose, Backyard Brains established by Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo have been selling bioamplifiers named as SpikerBoxes to allow scientists and students to explore neuroscience at-home. It is just connect electrodes […]

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Can’t Sleep? Turn on the Sleep Switch!

Can’t Sleep? Turn on the Sleep Switch!

Researchers at Oxford University’s Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior identified the switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep in a study in fruit flies. Although the study was carried out in fruit flies (Drosophila), the researchers say the sleep mechanism is likely to be relevant to […]

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