The massive annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience brought together tens of thousands of researchers exploring the workings of mind and brain
A carbon threshold breached, commitments to brain science made, mystery neutrinos found and human evolution revised—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as picked by the editors of Scientific American...
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The finding lays the groundwork for researchers to study a neuronal network involved in human perseverance
Findings support idea that the gut's microbiome has a role
The brain's language centers struggle to access phonetic information
The hormone has the ability to boost activity in the brain area linked to social behavior and could thus lead to more effective treatment
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Although pilots may be thousands of miles away from the battlefield, a former drone pilot says distance doesn't numb the emotional impact of taking a life
Infants that would later be diagnosed with the disorder began to avoid eye contact at two months of age
New research shows the liver and hippocampus (the memory center in the brain) share a craving for the same protein, and the liver wins out when there's extra belly fat involved
Mice insensitive to the hormone vasopressin recovered from a light-dark time shift much faster than did other rodents. Sophie Bushwick reports.
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Actor Michael J. Fox is in good enough health to return to prime time TV, but neurodegeneration researchers still have more work to do
Most researchers have suspected MS is a disease of the brain’s white matter. A new study suggests the debilitating disorder originates in gray matter, and raises hopes for faster diagnoses...
A student's journey from “normal” to “schizophrenic” and back highlights shortcomings in how our society deals with mental health
Infectious agents called prions can resist standard sterilization and are difficult to diagnose, posing tough challenges for hospitals
A study suggests some types of abnormal behavior have a physiological source, and may offer a new approach to treatment
Brain scanning homes in on a neural signature for physical pain
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