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Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

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Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

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Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.

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Kung Fu Shrimp

By | December 1, 2017

Watch a mantis shrimp punch its prey into submission using its specialized hammers.

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The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.

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Robotic Birds Help Decode Avian Deception

By | December 1, 2017

Magpie-larks trick rivals with solo “duets” to defend territory.

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Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By | December 1, 2017

Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.

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Whipping Boys

By | December 1, 2017

See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.

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New techniques for activating or suppressing neural activity by zapping the skull’s surface allow researchers to target smaller and deeper areas of the brain.

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Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

By | November 13, 2017

Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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