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Learning to Use Brain-Computer Interfaces

By | June 10, 2013

Controlling computers with the mind and learning motor skills rely on a similar set of brain regions.

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Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed

By | June 7, 2013

Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.


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Optogenetics and OCD

By | June 6, 2013

Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.


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Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough

By | June 6, 2013

The recently announced BRAIN Initiative, referred to as the Apollo program for neuroscience, needs more funding and better goals to live up to the hype.


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Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science

By | June 3, 2013

Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?


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Watching the Brain Remember

By | May 16, 2013

For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.


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The Neurobiology of Individuality

By | May 9, 2013

Mice that explore more have higher levels of neurogenesis, suggesting a link between experience, brain plasticity, and the emergence of distinct personalities.


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Visual Consciousness Emerges

By | April 22, 2013

A new study of brain activity patterns suggests that babies as young as 5 months old have the neural mechanisms to register that they’ve seen a face.  


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Measuring Consciousness

By | April 17, 2013

Researchers are identifying distinctive brain activity patterns that can be used to monitor patients under anesthesia and assess consciousness in “vegetative” patients.


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Beer Tastes Intoxicating

By | April 15, 2013

Just the flavor of beer is enough to boost dopamine in brain areas related to reward—especially in men with alcoholic relatives.



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