a gray mouse drinking from a water bottle in a cage
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids
“Feel-Good” Neurons Steer Mice Toward Hydration-Boosting Liquids

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

The cells signal to the brain how hydrating particular beverages are, but it’s not yet clear whether they play a similar role in humans.

decision-making
The Scientist Speaks - Into the Mind of Human’s Best Friend: Using fMRI to Study Canine Cognition
Niki Spahich, PhD | Jul 23, 2021
Gregory Berns discusses training dogs to undergo fMRI scans to better understand their brains.
disease & medicine, neuroscience, microelectrode, techniques, dopamine, serotonin, neuromodulator, neurotransmitter, neuropsychiatric disorders
Serotonin and Dopamine Linked to Decision-Making: Study
Amanda Heidt | Oct 16, 2020
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers monitored subsecond changes in levels of the neurotransmitters in the human brain, unlocking new insight into their function.
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Abby Olena | Jan 22, 2020
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier.
Single-Celled Organism Appears to Make Decisions
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2019
The unicellular species Stentor roeseli performs a form of sequential decision-making to avoid irritating stimuli.
How Ants Make Collective Decisions
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Transport of food sways between two modes.
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. 
Financial Foraging
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 4, 2013
Using evolutionary animal behavior theories, researchers find daytime stock traders’ strategies are maladapted.