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Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.

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image: Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender

Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender

By Shawna Williams | March 1, 2018

Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.

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Researchers create a program that can use fMRI data to identify which musical pieces are in participants' heads.  

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image: Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear

Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.

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image: Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation

Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.

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Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

By Shawna Williams | November 13, 2017

Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.

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Scientists provide evidence that blood-flow patterns in six-month-old babies’ brains can accurately predict cognitive and behavioral markers of autism spectrum disorder two years later.  

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image: MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

By Jef Akst | February 14, 2017

The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.

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image: Retrieving Short-Term Memories

Retrieving Short-Term Memories

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2016

Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

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image: Can Science Crack Consciousness?

Can Science Crack Consciousness?

By Paul L. Nunez | November 1, 2016

Researchers seek to disentangle the complexity of the human mind from a cross-disciplinary perspective, but the phenomenon may be out of the reach of human understanding.

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