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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.

Brain banks are key to understanding COVID's mysterious symptoms, but only if people are willing to donate

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Some COVID-19 patients experience dizziness, loss of smell and even seizures, but we need brain donations from patients and healthy controls to understand why.

Kathryn Vaillancourt, McGill 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

Rare spindle-shaped neurons from deep inside the brain recorded for the first time

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Losing the mysterious cells may lead to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, or other neurological disorders

Burcin Ikiz, Neuroscience

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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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Are they fetal brains in a jar? No. Should we still be excited and slightly concerned? Yes.

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 López Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Claudia López 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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Loneliness is an epidemic, and we can turn to technology to fix it

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Loneliness is especially a problem for older adults. The solution? More inclusive design.

Sophie Okolo, Health Technology

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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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The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

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Kimberly McCoy, Biochemistry

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When finding a mate, intelligence matters to female parakeets

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A new study finds that female budgies are attracted to smarter partners

Therese Koch, Neuroscience

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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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People ask about my experiments on mice. The answers are … complicated

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Behind most breakthroughs is animal research. Let's stop pretending otherwise

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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