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Dangers of Eating During Sleep Time

By | November 18, 2014

A mouse study shows that eating at the wrong time of day can impact hippocampal function.


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Maternal Inflammation Impacts Offspring

By | November 17, 2014

A mom’s stress could lead to changes in her offspring’s brains that can affect the physiology and behavior of the young, researchers report at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.   


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Mapping the Emotional Body

By | November 17, 2014

Researchers studying neurons that respond to gentle touch reveal that people find strokes on another person's back and shoulder more pleasurable than strokes to the forearm and hand.


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When Males Kill Young

By | November 13, 2014

Many social factors contributed to the evolution of male infanticide in mammal societies.


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How a Memory Is Made

By | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Butterfly Eyespots Deflect Predation

By | November 12, 2014

Researchers show that patterned coloration can be an effective means of distracting predators from vital body parts.

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Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

By | November 12, 2014

Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.


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Mind-Controlled Gene Expression

By | November 11, 2014

A light-inducible optogenetic implant in mice, powered by EEG, responds to a human participant’s mental state.


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Behavior Brief

By | November 11, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Ghostly Experiment

By | November 10, 2014

A robot replicates the neurological phenomenon that causes people to feel like another person is nearby.


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