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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

From the placebo effect to neuron generation, your gray matter has surprising superpowers

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There’s a lot about the brain we still don’t know. In fact, just this week neuroscientists discovered what they’re calling “zombie” brain cells, which only turn on after you die. (They are glial cells, and they are supposed to clean up the mess…




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Brandy L Schillace

Brandy L Schillace

(skil-AH-chay) Author in #history, #science, & #medicine. Bylines: SciAm, Globe&Mail, WIRED, WSJ. EIC Medical Humanities. Host of Peculiar Book Club. she/her

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