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Today's New York Times has a nice video showing how stimulating a small set of neurons in the amygdala can turn off a rat's motivation to eat. The stimulation relies on a newly discovered technology called 'optogenetics'.
A new study reveals the most common content of recurring dreams and finds very different hallucinations in the dreaming minds of adults and children.
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The Society for Neuroscience has announced the winners of the 2015 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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On Saturday, July 4, 2015, a horrifying bloodbath erupted before the eyes of passengers on the Red Line Metro subway train heading to Fourth of July festivities in Washington, DC.
Your brain’s rapid response defense system has already detected the threat and avoided it before your conscious mind is even engaged.
The debut of Bruce Jenner’s sex change on the cover of Vanity Fair was stunning, but superficial. A deeper question than her newfound beauty is: What about her brain?
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From the black-and-white days of I Love Lucy to the blue-ray lasers of today’s Game of Thrones in dazzling 3D, parents have worried that television might harm their child’s brain development. Now the answer is plain to see.
Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. Bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.”
Yesterday I encountered a colleague outside the elevator. He was profoundly troubled, as are many, anguished by the violence in Baltimore this week.
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Think of a skill you have, something that took practice, but now feels easy. Perhaps it’s serving in tennis, or a new dance step, or juggling — something I used to be able to do.
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The disastrous earthquake in Kathmandu has killed hundreds of people and brought grievous tragedy to thousands. Even among the survivors, the earthquake will leave its mark in the form of altered brain structure.
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