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Dori Grijseels

Neuroscience

University of Sussex

Dori has authored 2 articles

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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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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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 Lopez-Lloreda

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