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No Pain, No Gain? How the Brain Chooses Between Pain and Profit

The ventral striatum plays a crucial role when it comes to choices about future pain versus future profit.

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Can a Spinal Cord Injury Cause Memory Loss? The Correlation Between SCI and Cognitive Function

Survivors may experience a variety of cognitive effects after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI), including fatigue and impaired memory. However, this begs the question, can a spinal cord injury cause memory loss?  The answer is no, at least not directly. Cognitive function is only affected by a spinal cord injury with a co-occurring traumatic […]

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Revealing Communications Between Brain and Body

Study reveals how different signals in the brain are coded in the vagus nerve, finding three key features that are independently coded by vagal sensory neurons.

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