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Biomedicine & Biochemistry; Neuroscience

Understanding the Genes that Make Our Circadian Clocks Tick

Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night but your spouse is fast... Read more


Evolution of the Human Brain

This article is taken from the Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. The Reference Module combines thousands... Read more


Why You Shouldn’t Blame Lying on the Brain

The recent finding that telling lies induces changes in the brain has stimulated a number of misrepresentations that... Read more


Music: Passions and Cognitive Functions

“Music is an enigma.” Why do we enjoy music? Why did this ability to enjoy sound appears in... Read more

Neuroscience; Psychology

Now Live: Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology

We are excited to announce the Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology is now live on ScienceDirect!... Read more


Why Requiring Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Is Still Ill-Advised

Global policymakers will soon consider a policy of requiring that only reduced-nicotine cigarettes can be manufactured or sold.... Read more


Alcoholism Research: A Virus Could Manipulate Neurons to Reduce the Desire to Drink

About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States... Read more


Inside the Cybathlon, Where Even Paraplegics Can Feel the Adrenaline Rush of Competitive Sport

The arena vibrates with the enthusiasm of the spectators and the nerves of competitors. The first-ever Cybathlon is... Read more

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