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.

Without synaptic "nibbling," mice develop behavioral problems

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Mice without microglia grow up with an excess of inhibitory neurons

Lauren Granata, Northeastern University

Gelatins may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease

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Kareem Clark, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Huntington's disease is caused by more than a mutated protein

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A new study illuminates the role of small RNA in the disease, laying the foundation for new diagnosis and treatment options

Marina Olle Hurtado, MDPI

The protein Klotho could extend the life of the brain. Is that a good thing?

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Klotho originates in the brain but the hype has spread worldwide

Dan Samorodnitsky, Senior Editor

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

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 R Nippert, University of Minnesota

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