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And other neuroscience news you might have missed in November 2021.
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How neuroscientists elucidated the neural underpinnings that link learning and reward.
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Access to artificial light allows us to shift our sleep and wake cycles away from the natural daylight schedule.
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Your brain anticipates your touch, effectively canceling out your own tickle.
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Check out the breaking neuroscience news from the Society for Neuroscience’s 2021 annual meeting.
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Mice born without this small group of neurons don’t find touch rewarding and become more sensitive to the negative effects of stress.
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Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity decline with age, but a new study shows it’s possible to boost them.
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By blocking a brain chemical that makes us sleepy, caffeine helps us feel more awake and alert.
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The COVID-19 pandemic sparked increased interest in the effects of social isolation on our brains and mental health.
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Eating tasty food activates our brain’s reward system and makes us crave more.
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It comes down to which parts of the brain are most active during dreaming.
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