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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A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.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
Scaring Those Who Have No Fear
Kate Yandell | Feb 5, 2013
Scientists found a way to cause panic attacks in women with amygdala damage.
A Window into the Mind
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers have generated an image of thoughts flitting through the brains of zebrafish.
Why Mice Like Massages
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Ed Yong | Jan 31, 2013
Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.