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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.

Your brain isn't the same in virtual reality as it is in the real world

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VR is widely used to study the brain, but it isn't the same as real life — and this has real-world consequences

Dori Grijseels, University of Sussex

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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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A protein in your brain behaves like a virus, infecting your cells with memories

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Forming a protective shell, Arc moves from neuron to neuron

Yewande Pearse, LA Biomed

How do we measure pain, anyway?

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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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Neuroscience should take sex differences in the brain more seriously

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Diseases like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia manifest differently in men and women, and that's important to know

Aarthi Gobinath, Neuroscience

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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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With new technology, mind control is no longer science-fiction

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We can only transmit basic signals between brains, but we should consider the ethics before moving on to complex thoughts

Lily Toomey, Curtin 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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Can we reverse the effects of drugs on developing brains?

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These researchers are trying to find out

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, McGill 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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Physicist Max Tegmark explains why AI will help humanity flourish

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"There's no law of physics that says we can't build machines more intelligent than we are"