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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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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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Scientific American: Mind & Brain Science news and technology updates from Scientific American

Nature Reviews Neuroscience - Issue - 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.

  • Locus coeruleus: a new look at the blue spot
    by Gina R. Poe on September 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 17 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41583-020-0360-9Major compelling questions about the functional role of the locus coeruleus nucleus that had been difficult to answer, given its remote location and diminutive size, have now become accessible via new neuroscience tools. In this Perspective, 14 investigators provide a historical context for recent discoveries and outline new vistas for investigation.

  • Turning twenty
    on September 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 16 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41583-020-0371-6Nature Reviews Neuroscience was first published in October 2000. In this issue, we therefore mark the 20th anniversary of the journal.

  • Psychedelic drugs: neurobiology and potential for...
    by Franz X. Vollenweider on September 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41583-020-0367-2A resurgence in interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs has boosted research into their neurobiological and cognitive effects. Vollenweider and Preller review recent advances in the field and consider the implications of recent discoveries for the therapeutic use of psychedelics.

  • Emergence of abstract rules in the primate brain
    by Farshad Alizadeh Mansouri on September 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 14 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41583-020-0364-5Goal-directed primate behaviour is guided by abstract rules that group events and experiences into meaningful concepts. Here, Mansouri and colleagues discuss the distributed cortical and subcortical brain regions thought to underlie the formation, maintenance and implementation of abstract rules and propose a unified framework describing the neural architecture of rule-guided primate behaviour.

  • A taste for hunger and thirst
    by Natasha Bray on September 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Published online: 10 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41583-020-00380-1Glutamatergic neurons in the peri-locus coeruleus respond during ingestion of palatable food or drink and promote hedonic ingestion.