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Neuroscience Explains Why Dinosaurs Couldn’t Get Any Bigger

Long-necked Sauropods, like Brontosaurus, were the largest animals on earth, but their brain, not their leg strength, is what kept them from getting any bigger. With their heads soaring 60 feet above the ground, Sauropods were gigantic animals, about the same height and length of The White House. Imagine the tremendous bone strength and muscle…

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Tennis Star Maria Sharapova’s Performance-enhancing Drug Explained

  Tennis star Maria Sharapova has admitted to using the performance-enhancing drug meldonium, which boosts brain and body power and endurance. Here’s how it works. Meldonium was developed for the Soviet military and given to Soviet soldiers in the Afghanistan invasion. The drug increases endurance for physically and cognitively demanding tasks when the body is…

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Extraordinary Ability of Blind People to Hear Ultrafast Speech

New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego shows that blind people can understand speech at ultrafast rates, well beyond what a sighted person can comprehend.  Using brain imaging, the researchers discovered how they were able to do this.  The parts of the brain that process hearing get re-wired to the…

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