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Pigeon GPS Identified

By Megan Scudellari | April 26, 2012

A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.

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New Brain Stem Cell

By Cristina Luiggi | April 23, 2012

Progenitor cells discovered in the brain’s small blood vessels have the capacity to differentiate into neurons and other tissue types.

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Brain Controls Paralyzed Muscles

By Ed Yong | April 18, 2012

A new system decodes brain signals from the motor cortex of monkeys and translates them into basic arm movements, despite temporary paralysis.

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Forgetting Drug Addiction

By Cristina Luiggi | April 16, 2012

Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.

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Monkeys “Read” Writing

By Megan Scudellari | April 12, 2012

Baboons are able to distinguish printed English words from nonsense sequences of letters—the first step in the reading process.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2012

April 2012's selection of notable quotes

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So You Think About Dance?

By Edyta Zielinska | March 30, 2012

Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.

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A Beautiful Mind

By Megan Scudellari | March 29, 2012

The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.

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McKnight Neuroscientist Dies

By Jef Akst | March 26, 2012

William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.

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Nervy Production

By Mary Beth Aberlin | March 23, 2012

A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.

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