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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.

A proposal to use CRISPR to prevent opioid overdoses is a useless approach to healthcare

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Genetically engineering users' brains is short-sighted, reactive, and unnecessary

Nicholas McCarty, New York University

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

While you sleep, specialized neurons in your brain help you forget

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Forgetting has long been considered a passive process in the brain, but new research puts that idea to bed

Kamila Kourbanova, Johns Hopkins University

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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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Everyone experiences trauma, but in some brains, PTSD arises where others aren't at as much risk

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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Jeremy Delahanty, UC Davis

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People with narcolepsy process humor differently

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A good joke or sudden surprise can trigger muscle weakness

Quinn Eastman, Emory University

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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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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Scientists sent thoughts from brain to brain with nothing in between

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It's not sci-fi, it's not mind control, but a real world attempt at telepathy

Jordan Harrod, Harvard University

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

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A new technique to expand cells seems like science fiction: it lets researchers bypass laws of microscope physics

Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

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