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Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine


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Embracing the Unknown

By Jamie Holmes | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.

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Heady Stuff

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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Remote Mind Control

By Kelly Rae Chi | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action


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Rewarding Companions

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 


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Electrode-Free Electrophysiology

By Kerry Grens | October 22, 2015

Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.


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Speaking of Neuroscience

By Bob Grant | October 22, 2015

A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting


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Buzzed Honeybees

By Karen Zusi | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.


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New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2015

Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.


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Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art

By Kerry Grens | October 19, 2015

What can neuroscientists learn from the masters and other artists?


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