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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.

You live in a mostly 2D world, but the map in your brain charts the places you've been in 3D

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Place cells in the brain light up in familiar places, both on the ground and climbing in the air

Dori Grijseels, University of Sussex

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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Jeremy Delahanty, UC Davis

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CRISPR nanoparticles are the next big hope in Alzheimer’s disease treatments

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Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease without solid treatment options.

Tara Fernandez, Cell Biology

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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Humans are two developmental stages away from monkeys

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Less than 50 of our 20,000 genes are unique to humans. What separates us from monkeys?

James R. Howe VI, UC San Diego

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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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The beautiful merger of art and science that inspired generations of neuroscientists

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"Perhaps only an artist's eye could have seen so much in a slice of brain"

Elle O'Brien, Computational Neuroscience

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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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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How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

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Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

Maya Emmons-Bell, UC Berkeley

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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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Neuroscientists proved the brain regenerates. Now they’re trying to figure out how.

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Defying common knowledge lead us to a theory of neurogenesis.

Kirsi Goldynia