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Leading Neuroscientist Dies
Louis-Eric Trudeau | Nov 30, 2012
Laurent Descarries, well known for his research on the brain’s axon terminals, has passed away at the age of 73.
Rats Get Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 28, 2012
Rodents experience placebo-induced pain relief, providing a new model with which to investigate the phenomenon.
More Animal Welfare Problems at UCSF
Dan Cossins | Nov 27, 2012
Lab inspection reports and internal documents reveal incidents involving the mistreatment of research animals at the University of California, San Francisco.
Neurons Talk Without Synapses
Ed Yong | Nov 21, 2012
Neighboring neurons in an insect’s antennae can block each other without sharing any synaptic connections.
Einstein’s Unusual Brain
Dan Cossins | Nov 19, 2012
Previously unreleased photographs show that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features that could explain his extraordinary cognitive abilities.
Brain Waves from the Beyond
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 19, 2012
Researchers in Brazil study the brain activity of mediums while they supposedly communicate with spirits.
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 16, 2012
People with certain personality traits are more likely to get pain relief from a placebo, a finding that could help improve clinical trials.
A Root Cause of Parkinson’s
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2012
Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 14, 2012
Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.
A Brain for Rhythm
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012
A legendary rock and roll drummer teams up with a neuroscientist to explore the role of rhythm in brain function.