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Unlocking the mysteries of the brain is

Humanity’s Final Frontier

Understanding the brain will transform every facet of our lives from eradicating brain disease, to developing next-generation technology, to achieving a profound understanding of human nature. UCI Brain is a signature program of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and is intended to be a hub for all neuroscience on campus.

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UC Irvine researchers find new origin of deep brain waves

University of California, Irvine biomedical engineering researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two key brain waves crucial for deep sleep: slow waves and sleep spindles. Traditionally believed to…

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Scientists study brains to understand the joy that’s felt when caring for siblings

Belinda Campos is a psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. She says that in Latino families like Caitlynn’s, parents are often doing something very specific, and scientists can even…

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