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Image of the Day: Power Move 

By The Scientist Staff | July 25, 2017

When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power. 


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How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory

By Tanya Lewis | June 3, 2016

Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.


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Einstein’s Unusual Brain

By Dan Cossins | November 19, 2012

Previously unreleased photographs show that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features that could explain his extraordinary cognitive abilities.


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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By Hannah Waters | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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Psychopathic Pathology

By Jef Akst | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.


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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.


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