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Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2017
The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Abby Olena | Aug 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.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 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.
Rats that Run Have Better Memory
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2017
Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
Aggie Mika | Aug 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.
Chemogenetics Doesn’t Work Like Many Thought
Kerry Grens | Aug 4, 2017
A study finds the so-called DREADD method of manipulating neurons using a drug called CNO actually works via clozapine.
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Diana Kwon | Jul 31, 2017
Marian Diamond, a former University of California, Berkeley, professor, discovered the first evidence for neuroplasticity and studied Einstein’s brain.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.