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brain : the portion of the vertebrate central nervous system enclosed in the skull and continuous with the spinal cord through the foramen magnum that is composed of neurons and supporting and nutritive structures (as glia) and that integrates sensory information from inside and outside the body in controlling autonomic function (as heartbeat and respiration), in coordinating and directing correlated motor responses, and in the process of learning — Webster

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Encyclopedia

Brain The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. The brain is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate’s body. In a human, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 15–33 billion neurons, each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons communicate with one another by means of long protoplasmic fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells. — Wikipedia

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Brain Museum (University of Wisconsin)
Brain Museum AKA Museum of Neuroanatomy (Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo)

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Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MIT OpenCourseware)
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Scientific American: Mind & Brain Science news and technology updates from Scientific American


Nature Reviews Neuroscience - Issue - nature.com science feeds Nature Reviews Neuroscience is the leading review journal in the neurosciences. It publishes articles that review recent progress in brain and nervous system research. Topics range from molecular and cellular aspects of neuronal development and function to behavior, cognition and disorders of the nervous system. By commissioning the best authors to write on the timeliest issues, and following a rigorous peer-review process, the journal provides an unparalleled source of information and opinion for neuroscientists in academia, clinical research and industry. One of the unique features of Nature Reviews Neuroscience is its extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage. This very broad scope – from molecules to mind – captures the essence of modern neuroscience, and allows the journal to attract readers from all areas of this ever-expanding discipline.

  • Linking human behaviour to brain structure:...
    by Chen Song on July 1, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 01 July 2022; doi:10.1038/s41583-022-00614-4Linking human behaviour to brain structure: further challenges and possible solutions

  • Freezing revisited: coordinated autonomic and...
    by Karin Roelofs on June 27, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 27 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41583-022-00608-2When anticipating a threat, many animals ‘freeze’, becoming temporarily immobile. Roelofs and Dayan argue that this response enables the coordination of cognitive and somatic processes that prepare the animal for action and describe how CNS, autonomic and sensorimotor activity must be integrated to regulate freezing.

  • Why public engagement is important for...
    by Sophie K. Scott on June 27, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 27 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41583-022-00612-6What’s the point of public engagement? Why can’t we just be neuroscience researchers? In this Comment I will argue that communicating our science is a key aspect of being a neuroscientist and that our science can be enriched by this.

  • The structures and functions of correlations in...
    by Stefano Panzeri on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 22 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41583-022-00606-4In this Review, Panzeri, Moroni, Safaai and Harvey explain how the levels and structures of correlations among the activity of neurons in a population shape information encoding, transmission and readout, and describe how future research could determine how the structures of correlations are optimized.

  • Coordinating sickness behaviour
    by Katherine Whalley on June 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 22 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41583-022-00616-2A population of fever-generating neurons in the hypothalamus coordinates diverse sickness behaviours in mice.

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