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Criminal Minds

On November 7, 1974, an attractive dark-haired man in his late twenties approached a young woman in a Utah mall.... Read more →

Motor Neuron Disease

Our nervous system, generally speaking, is composed of three types of neurons: sensory, motor, and interneurons. Together, these neurons create... Read more →

Moving Toward Motion

Introduction One of the major functions of the nervous system is to control muscles and coordinate their activity to generate... Read more →

Power Play

Introduction Many people are familiar with phrases like “top dog” and “alpha male,” whether in reference to a pack of... Read more →

A Royal Pain

The Concussion that Caused a Commotion: A Look at King Henry II of France Clad in armor and lances at... Read more →

Rest Assured

Sleep sets people back. Every night, people stop and doze off; they don’t eat, work, or learn. Evolutionarily, it should... Read more →

Brain Machine Interfaces

Not long ago, the idea that the brain could directly control external devices only existed in the world of science... Read more →

Issue 11

Editor’s Note The beauty of exploring the vast world of neuroscience is that there is never a shortage of topics... Read more →


Despite Major Depressive Disorder’s widespread prevalence, depression has a reputation within our culture that can cloud our understanding of the condition. A few theories regarding its neurological origin have emerged, however, continuous research has opened potential avenues for causes, treatments, and preventative measures to advance our understanding and acceptance of this mental illness.

In the Memory of Henry Molaison

What H.M. lost, we now know, was a critical part of his identity. —Dr. Thomas Carew Scientists have grappled with... Read more →