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MIT Lab Retracts Paper
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A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.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
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.
Open-Review Journal Launched
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
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
Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration
The Scientist 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
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
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
Why Mice Like Massages
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.
Flickering Neurons
Flickering Neurons
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Ed Yong | Jan 31, 2013
Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.