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Leading Neuroscientist Dies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.