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Playing for Words
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.
Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 27, 2013
Blind tadpoles regain vision when new eyes are grafted onto their tails.
Neurons Live Longer in New Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 25, 2013
Transplanting mouse neurons into rats allows the neurons to survive twice as long as they would in mice.
Language Gene More Active in Girls
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 21, 2013
One gene involved in speech produces more of its protein in the brains of young girls than boys.
Obama to Back Brain Mapping
Dan Cossins | Feb 18, 2013
A new project to map the activity of the human brain could receive more than $3 billion dollars in federal funds in President Obama’s upcoming budget proposal.
MIT Lab Retracts Paper
Dan Cossins | Feb 15, 2013
A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.
Open-Review Journal Launched
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2013
A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 12, 2013
The brains of people who cannot hear adapt to process vision-based language, in addition to brain changes associated with the loss of auditory input.
Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration
Staff | Feb 11, 2013
An illustration depicting the damaging effects of a tumor (red) on structural connections within the brain