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Primates Use Simple Code to Recognize Faces

By Abby Olena | June 1, 2017

Researchers could reconstruct the faces a monkey saw from the patterns of neuronal activity in a certain area of the brain.


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Book Excerpt from Behave

By Robert Sapolsky | June 1, 2017

In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.


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By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2017 issue of The Scientist.


The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2017

In mice, cells in the prefrontal cortex—where memories are maintained long-term—start to encode a fearful experience right from the start.

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image: The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling

The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2017

Newborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it’s hard to decipher the babies’ immediate response to the intervention.


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Brain Freeze

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2017

Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.


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Infographic: Plastics’ Effects

By Ee Ling Ng | June 1, 2017

Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.


Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.

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The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.


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