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Debating the Value of Anonymity

By Jef Akst | October 5, 2015

PubPeer responds to criticism that anonymous post-publication peer review threatens the scientific process.

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Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2015

Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.

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Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.

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Sex on the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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Closing the Loop

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics

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Sugar Coma Model

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 1, 2015

How glucose fires up sleep-inducing neurons

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Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.

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Brain Freeze

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Brain New World

By Malcolm Gay | October 1, 2015

The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.

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Circuit Dynamo

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Eve Marder’s quest to understand neurotransmitter signaling is more than 40 years old and still going strong.

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