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Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018
Distributed neuronal networks help the brain sort smells.
Image of the Day: Hide and Seek
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Neurons of the embryonic subplate don’t die as scientists had thought.
Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Abby Olena | May 31, 2018
Three members of a gene family called
may have been involved in the evolution of humans’ big cortex.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than Humans
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2017
The birds’ ability to multitask may be attributable to a more densely packed cerebral cortex, scientists propose.
Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2017
Bacterial strains in mice’s gut microbiomes mediated their pups’ risk for developing abnormal behaviors.
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately
Kerry Grens | Jun 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.