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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.

Your brain adjusts your body's clock according to all the colors of the rainbow

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Springing forward for daylight saving time means less blue light, but also light contrasts

Anisha Kalidindi, Ohio State 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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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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The right kind of post-stroke experience can rewire the brain for long-term recovery

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It's better to learn to use the damaged side again instead of working around it

Taylor Clark

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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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Hours spent catching 'em all primes the brain to recognize familiar, pixelated Pikachus

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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This is how the light from your phone breaks your internal clock

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It's not just sleep: circadian rhythms influence your metabolism, circulation and psychology, too

Jackie Grimm, Princeton 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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How machine learning is helping neuroscientists understand the brain

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An expert argues that neuroscience is using the wrong metaphors

Daniel Bear, Stanford 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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Here's what happens to hamster brains when they don't get enough play

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Play might be more important for brain development than we thought

Brooke N Dulka, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee