Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years

A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.

A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.

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Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Kerry Grens | Nov 20, 2019
A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.
<em>APOE</em> Mutation Linked to Protection From Alzheimer&rsquo;s: Case Study
APOE Mutation Linked to Protection From Alzheimer’s: Case Study
Catherine Offord | Nov 5, 2019
A woman whose DNA suggested she’d develop early-onset dementia staved off cognitive decline for decades.
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Fish Biologist Victoria Braithwaite Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 30, 2019
The Penn State University scientist was known for her work on fish’s perception of pain.
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2019
A growing body of evidence supports the theory that neural hyperactivity and hyperconnectivity precede the pathological changes that lead to neurodegeneration.
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Emma Yasinski | Sep 30, 2019
The original experiment found brain activity as measured by fMRI was tied to particular genetic variants.
Nick Turk-Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
Nick Turk-Browne Explores the Neuroscience of Learning
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2019
The Yale University cognitive neuroscientist studies how the brain extracts patterns from experiences.
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2018
The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Dorothy Cheney, Pioneer in Social Cognition, Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2018
Her work changed the discipline by bringing rigorous experimentation to field studies of monkeys and baboons.