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The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct
Becca Cudmore | Jul 17, 2017
Did behaviors that seem ingrained become fixed through epigenetic mechanisms and ancestral learning?
Mysterious Brain Waves May Connect REM Sleep with Visual Experiences
Philip Jaekl | Jul 17, 2017
New methods could propel investigation of neural “PGO” wave patterns that may underlie critical aspects of visual experience, dreaming, and even psychosis.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Jul 17, 2017
The NIH budget, the nature of science, paternal age, and more
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2017
Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly.
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
Staff | Jun 30, 2017
The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.
Memories Erased from Snail Neurons
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.
How Roundworms Sleep
Diana Kwon | Jun 22, 2017
surrenders to slumber, the majority of its neurons fall silent.
Ruth Williams | Jun 22, 2017
Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of
paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.