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Therapeutic Reflection

So-called mirror neurons in the brain mimic other people's movements and help stroke victims regain lost abilities

By Giovanni Buccino and Ferdinand Binkofski

The Matrix in Your Head

The discovery of place-tracking neurons called grid cells, our experts say, "changes everything"

By James J. Knierim

Programmed for Speech

Studies of genes in people and songbirds are providing clues about how and when the remarkable human talent for speech arose

By Sebastian Haesler

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