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A Nose for Touch

By Kenneth C. Catania | September 1, 2012

The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.

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A Story Biological

By John Coates | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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Pleasant to the Touch

By Sabrina Richards | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.

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Learning During Sleep

By Ed Yong | August 26, 2012

Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.

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Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?

By Jef Akst | August 9, 2012

An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By Ed Yong | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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Brain Expression

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.

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Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38

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Fly Guy

By Karen Hopkin | August 1, 2012

For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.

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Memory Not Reliable, Court Says

By Cristina Luiggi | July 30, 2012

New Jersey judges are now required to explain to jurors that the human memory is prone to errors.

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