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Behavior Brief

By | March 9, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Modifying Memories During Sleep

By | March 9, 2015

Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.


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As the Brain Ages

By | March 1, 2015

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.


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Forgetful Bees Try New Flowers

By | March 1, 2015

Researchers demonstrate false memories in bumblebees.


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Tricky Transfections

By | March 1, 2015

A combination of microinjection and electroporation inserts genes into hard-to-reach cells.


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Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies

By | February 18, 2015

Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.

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Canine Facial Recognition

By | February 13, 2015

Dogs can distinguish between angry and happy human faces, a study finds.

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Aping Language

By | February 6, 2015

Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.


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“Inner GPS” Support

By | February 5, 2015

Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.


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Roach Conformity

By | February 4, 2015

Individual cockroaches can be shy or bold, but they alter their behavior to fit in with a group, a study shows.

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