traumatic brain injury

A version of this article originally appeared on Undark

The remarkable adaptability of the human brain

In “Livewired,” neuroscientist David Eagleman shows how the brain shapes itself by interacting with the outside world.

A smell test can predict whether unresponsive patients will recover

Smell could be the key to predicting recovery paths for people after brain injuries

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Day or night, retroreflective and light-up gear can save pedestrians' and cyclists' lives

Flashing headlamps, retroreflective clothing, and gear with LED lights increase invisibility even when car headlights are used

Scientists are trying to diagnose concussions through a simple blood test

Measuring levels of two key proteins could be the answer to this tricky problem