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Science  05 Oct 2012:
Vol. 338, Issue 6103, pp. 39
DOI: 10.1126/science.338.6103.39

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Summary

The brain poses many more than just the five quandaries highlighted in this package. Science summarizes six more mysteries of the brain that any neuroscientist should be proud to tackle. Researchers know too little about what astrocytes do or about little-studied parts of the brain. We also still don't know why we sleep or exactly how information is coded in the brain. And finding ways to help the nervous system regenerate itself after injury and learning how the nervous system and immune system interact would enhance human health.