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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.

Those few cigarette puffs during adolescence might have altered your brain

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Researchers have found that even occasional cigarette use is enough to affect the volume and connectivity of developing brains

Constanza Paulina Silva Gallardo, Pennsylvania State University

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Microglia may be the missing clue to solve the opioid epidemic

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Sara Whitestone, Université de Bordeaux

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Being a Pokémon Master in childhood permanently alters your brain

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Hannah Thomasy, University of Washington

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The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

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Machine learning technology could help researchers determine what mouse data are useful when designing human clinical trials

Kimberly McCoy, Biochemistry

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Should parents fear potatoes as much as screens?

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Jack Barton, University of Manchester

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That bossy GPS voice isn't actually necessary for navigating

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New research suggests our brains update an internal 'cognitive map' when the environment changes

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, McGill University

Scientists have learned to grow brain tissue to 100x (just add water)

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Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

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The psychedelic renaissance is here. Will it last this time?

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To avoid the mistakes of the past, scientists and society need to open their minds

Benjamin Bell, Johns Hopkins University

Does modern neuroscience really help us understand behavior?

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Danbee Kim, Champalimaud Foundation

Gonçalo Lopes, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

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Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

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Benjamin Bell, Johns Hopkins University

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How shaving mice led to an accidental discovery about our sense of touch

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Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

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How scientists are mapping the brain networks that connect our childhoods to everyday behaviors

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It's shining a light on the complex origins of mental illness.

Prabarna Ganguly, Northeastern University