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Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified

By Shawna Williams | August 28, 2017

The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.

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Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again

By Abby Olena | August 17, 2017

Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.

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What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors

By Catherine Offord | August 16, 2017

Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.

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Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

By Kerry Grens | August 14, 2017

A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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Rats that Run Have Better Memory

By Jef Akst | August 14, 2017

Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.

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Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter

By The Scientist Staff | August 14, 2017

Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  

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First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA

By Catherine Offord | August 10, 2017

Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.

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A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain

By Aggie Mika | August 8, 2017

In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease. 

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Chemogenetics Doesn’t Work Like Many Thought

By Kerry Grens | August 4, 2017

A study finds the so-called DREADD method of manipulating neurons using a drug called CNO actually works via clozapine.

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Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies

By Diana Kwon | July 31, 2017

Marian Diamond, a former University of California, Berkeley, professor, discovered the first evidence for neuroplasticity and studied Einstein’s brain.

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