August 8, 2022

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Your Brain Once Had a Superpower. Could You Get It Back?

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A lot of the adaptability of children’s brains diminishes as they age. But researchers are looking for ways they might be able to restore some of that flexibility later in life.

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Inhibitory Neurons: Keeping the Brain’s Traffic in Check


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Similarities between rodent, human minds used in PTSD research


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