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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.

Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

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Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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

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Amy Nippert, University of Minnesota

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Miniature brains the size of a pea are sending out brainwaves for the first time

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Thiago Arzua, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Daylight saving time is bad for your health

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Anisha Kalidindi, Ohio State University

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Some brains are more susceptible to PTSD after trauma than others

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Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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How do we measure pain, anyway?

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You can't exactly ask a rat to point to where it hurts

Jeremy Delahanty, UC Davis

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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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There won't be a cure for Alzheimer's disease in our lifetime

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A century of research later, and we're still not sure what causes it

Norman A. Paradis, Dartmouth College

The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

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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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It's time to focus on the connection between biology and consciousness

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Neuroscientists must be willing to develop imperfect descriptions of how we work

Ashley Juavinett, UC San Diego

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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International collaboration is the best way to understand the complexities of the brain

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Why neuroscientists are creating their own CERN to understand the mind together

Maya Emmons-Bell, UC Berkeley

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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MDMA can help fight PTSD — if scientists are allowed to use it

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How psychedelics could remain illegal, even if research shows they help heal

Shannon Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology