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Science writer Jo Marchant investigated the healing power of the mind for her new book, Cure. Jutta Kuss/Getty Images hide caption

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How Meditation, Placebos And Virtual Reality Help Power 'Mind Over Body'

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The routines that students learn at Dance for PD classes in Venice, Calif., can be quite challenging, instructors say. Courtesy of Joe Lambie and Laura Karlin hide caption

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Dance Returns The 'Joy Of Movement' To People With Parkinson's

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Jeffrey Iliff (left), a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University, has been studying toxin removal in the brains of mice. He'll work with Bill Rooney, director of the university's Advanced Imaging Research Center, to enroll people in a similar study in 2016. Courtesy of Oregon Health & Science University hide caption

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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

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Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging

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Many hospitals haven't fully implemented guidelines put forth in 2010 to minimize errors in the determination of brain death. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Find Lapses In Hospitals' Policies For Determining Brain Death

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Age takes a toll on our internal clocks. Universal Stopping Point Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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As Aging Brain's Internal Clock Fades, A New Timekeeper May Kick In

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An image from the Allen Institute's Brain Explorer shows gene expression across the human brain. Courtesy of Allen Institute For Brain Science hide caption

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A Genetic Map Hints At What Makes A Brain Human

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The Brain's GPS May Also Help Us Map Our Memories

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Neuroscientist Takashi Kitamura works in the lab of Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of their recent projects helped identify a brain circuit involved in processing the "where" and "when" of memory. "Ocean cells" (red) and "island cells" (blue) play key roles. Takashi Kitamura/MIT hide caption

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30,000 Brain Researchers Meld Minds At Science's Hottest Hangout

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Nazmiye Cakir, a 60-year-old "bird whistler," learned the whistled language from her grandparents, and still uses it. "The one thing you don't whistle about is your love talk," she says with a laugh, "because you'll get caught!" Gokce Saracoglu/for NPR hide caption

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In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

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No gambling here: When asked to weigh financial choices, teenagers were more likely to make careful choices than were young adults. David Chestnutt/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption

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Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer's Protein

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Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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