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Can CBD treat autism, epilepsy? Growing body of evidence suggests it may be possible

Spectrum | 
A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations ...

How autistic children overcome the challenge of understanding how others view the world

Spectrum | 
To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism need to actively suppress their own, a new study suggests ...

Alien limb syndrome: Understanding how brain injuries can rob the sense of free will

Scientific American | 
When Ryan Darby was a neurology resident, he was familiar with something called alien limb syndrome, but that did not ...
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She’s blind, but sees movement. Woman’s condition may help us understand brain’s inner workings

Scientific American | 
Milena Canning can see steam rising from a coffee cup but not the cup. She can see her daughter’s ponytail ...
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Why dreams are so hard to remember and what you can do about it

Live Science | 
In waking life, [quickly] forgetting recent experiences would surely land you in a doctor's office. With dreams, however, forgetting is ...
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Face time: Babies’ attraction to human faces may develop in the womb

Spectrum | 
Fetuses favor patterns of light that resemble faces over those without face-like features, a new study suggests. The the ...

Autism and ADHD are genetically linked

Spectrum | 
A trio of studies make the strongest case to date that autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share similar ...

Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero’s ‘brainless’ proposed ‘head transplant’ project

BrainDecoder | 
When Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero recently announced his plans to conduct a human head transplant, that is, to put an ...

What will the future of brain science bring?

Live Science | 
The more scientists learn about the brain, the more questions arise and the more challenging the quest to understand human ...

Genetics make some people prone to depression

Live Science | 
Why do some people sail through life's difficulties, while others get mired in depression? A certain gene may explain such ...
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Angelina turns to another preventative surgery, based on BRCA1 mutation

Live Science | 
Angelina Jolie's mutation-inspired preventative double mastectomy raised public awareness of the risks associated with BRCA1 mutations. Now, she's looking at ...
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