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Dori Grijseels

Neuroscience

University of Sussex

Dori has authored 5 articles

Why biological studies on queer people do more harm than good

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When studying vulnerable groups, scientists should always be aware of the context their studies take place in

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Meet Antonia Maury, astronomy's renegade who changed the way we classify stars

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Maury was part of a group of brilliant women known as the "Harvard Computers"

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Scientists around the world had mice make the same decision three million times over

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Because reproducible research is a key goal of this global collaboration

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Your brain isn't the same in virtual reality as it is in the real world

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VR is widely used to study the brain, but it isn't the same as real life — and this has real-world consequences

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You live in a mostly 2D world, but the map in your brain charts the places you've been in 3D

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Place cells in the brain light up in familiar places, both on the ground and climbing in the air

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Buckeye butterflies get their color from their scales

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Nanostructures combine with pigments to form all the colors in the rainbow

Horses lose four of their toes in the womb

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About four weeks after conception, horse embryos still have five toes, just like humans

Fish use "blood-doping" to survive in icy water

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To keep their blood from becoming too thick, cold-water fish release blood cells from the spleen only when needed

My cat's coat is mostly white with dark tabby patches. What's going on?

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A researcher uses a tweetorial to figure out the underlying genetics for their cat's coat

Specialized nerves let squid tentacles strike with lightning speed

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Squid have different types of nerves in appendages with different functions

Hermit crabs are using old bottle caps and plastic as shells — and it's killing them slowly

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Around 570,000 crabs become entrapped in debris each year on the Henderson and Cocos (Keeling) islands

Meet the colour-changing green forester moth: a living water vapour sensor

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Researchers used microscopy techniques to understand how the green forester moth changes from a shiny green to a rusty red colour

"The Nemo Effect" doesn't exist: Pixar movies increased clownfish googling, not clownfish purchasing

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People were more interested in fish after it came out, but not more likely to set up an exotic aquarium

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Scientists discover brain cells that remember where escape routes are

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These neurons track safe places so mice can escape threats in a split-second

Samuel J Walker

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Scientists put visions of letters in blind people's brains

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Stimulating the brain in specific ways can generate mental images of simple shapes

Meredith Schmehl

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Two mini microscopes watched a mouse’s brain move its body in real time

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The NINscope will help researchers uncover how neurons in different regions of the brain interact with each other

Sruthi Sanjeev Balakrishnan

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Your language brain matters more for learning programming than your math brain

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New research contradicts long held assumptions about coding

Amy Nippert

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We could soon be harvesting anti-viral antibodies from tobacco plants

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"Plantibodies" represent a new avenue for treatments against fast moving viruses like influenza or coronavirus

Marnie Willman

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While you sleep, specialized neurons in your brain help you forget

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Forgetting has long been considered a passive process in the brain, but new research puts that idea to bed

Kamila Kourbanova

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Artificial lights are disrupting firefly mating, putting them on the road to extinction

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Light pollution impacts mating success and courtship behavior in fireflies, says recent study

Anthony Warmack

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Don't worry, moderate drinking probably isn't shrinking your brain

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Both brain size and drinking habits are linked to genes, not directly to each other

David Baranger

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Sorry, your houseplants aren't actually purifying your apartment's air

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New research finds that you would need between 10 and 1000 plants per meter squared to gain any real air quality benefits

Luyi Cheng

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Connecting brains to machines may let bacteria come along for the ride

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Brain-machine interfaces like Elon Musk's Neuralink have come a long way, but biological limitations remain

Amy Nippert

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Can AI help diagnose depression? It's a long shot

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At the moment, machine intelligence is just as subjective as human intelligence

Alejandra Canales

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Daylight saving time is bad for your health

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We should go to year-round standard time, as the sun intended

Anisha Kalidindi

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Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Understanding the biological mechanisms of “giving up” in fish may teach us about complex human behaviors

Claudia López Lloreda

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