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Stories by Alison Abbott

What Makes a Human Brain Unique

What Makes a Human Brain Unique

Experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information

July 24, 2015 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine

Unconscious Thought Not So Smart after All

A study on decision-making stokes controversy over the power of a distracted mind, an idea popularized by Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling Blink

January 28, 2015 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine
How the 2014 Nobel Prize Winners Found the Brain's Own GPS

How the 2014 Nobel Prize Winners Found the Brain's Own GPS

Nobel prizewinners May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have spent a career together near the Arctic circle exploring how our brains determine a place, such as a room, street or landscape

October 6, 2014 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine

Ukrainian Scientists in Front of Protest

Researchers seek a more competitive system for science as the government shuns closer ties with the European Union and decrees it will target any organization receiving money from abroad

January 30, 2014 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine