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Mind Control

We've never had an agreed-upon model for how the mind works; people have suffered from misinformed theories and treatments as a result. The work of today's behavioral neuroscientists deserves extra scrutiny as they develop treatments for mental health, explore the nature of consciousness, and further the development of artificial intelligences.

Blue light glasses help some people sleep, but they don't reduce digital eye strain

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If your eyes hurt from staring at screens during the pandemic, you are not alone

Claudia López Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

Brain banks are key to understanding COVID's mysterious symptoms, but only if people are willing to donate

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Some COVID-19 patients experience dizziness, loss of smell and even seizures, but we need brain donations from patients and healthy controls to understand why.

Kathryn Vaillancourt, McGill University

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New research uses CRISPR gene editing to grow new neurons in diseased brains

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Sahana Sitaraman, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

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What makes something smell good or bad?

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Weihong Lin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rakaia Kenney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kayla Lemons, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rare spindle-shaped neurons from deep inside the brain recorded for the first time

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Losing the mysterious cells may lead to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, or other neurological disorders

Burcin Ikiz, Neuroscience

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

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Amy R Nippert, University of Minnesota

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Physicist Max Tegmark explains why AI will help humanity flourish

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"There's no law of physics that says we can't build machines more intelligent than we are"