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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.

Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Understanding the biological mechanisms of “giving up” in fish may teach us about complex human behaviors

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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Microglia may be the missing clue to solve the opioid epidemic

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These tiny cells have the machinery to sense opioids, and targeting them may relieve opioid addiction

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 have got the recipe for growing miniature human brains just right

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It's your favorite organ, self-assembling, ready to go

Paige Winokur, Rockefeller 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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Why scientists are exploring sleep deprivation as a treatment for depression

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With an important caveat, losing sleep appears to have significant short-term effects on depression

Jack Barton, University of Manchester

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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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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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We're gonna need more shaving cream

Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

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