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December 12, 2019

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A crab's nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become 'out of whack,' ... read more
Light-sensitive cells active in the retina even before the fetus can distinguish images may play a larger role in the developing eye and brain than previously thought. ... read more
In learning new tasks, neuron networks in the brain of mice become more refined and selective. Charting changes in neural activity can help inform the design of better ... read more

How 'Knowing Less' Can Boost Language Development in Children

Children may learn new words better when they learn them in the context of other words they are just learning -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers investigated ... read more
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Link Between Vitamin A and Brain Response in Monarch Butterflies

Biologists are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human ... read more

Student Attitudes Toward Cheating May Spill Over Into Their Careers

A new study finds that students who tolerate cheating in the classroom may also turn a blind eye to unethical behavior in the ... read more

Producing Better Guides for Medical-Image Analysis

Researchers have devised a method that accelerates the process for creating and customizing templates used in medical-image analysis, to guide disease ... read more

Dissecting Connections Between Chronic Stress, Inflammation and Depression

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists ... read more

Brain Biomarker Predicts Compulsive Drinking

Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to ... read more

Deep Learning to Analyze Neurological Problems

Getting to the doctor's office for a check-up can be challenging for someone with a neurological disorder that impairs their movement, such as a stroke. But what if the patient could just take a ... read more

Study Offers First Large-Sample Evidence of the Effect of Ethics Training on Financial Sector

New research from Notre Dame offers the first large-sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial ... read more

A New Link Between Migraines, Opioid Overuse May Be Key to Treating Pain

Researchers have discovered that a peptide links together migraine pain and pain induced by opioid ... read more

Walking Changes Vision

When people walk around, they process visual information differently than at rest: the peripheral visual field shows enhanced ... read more

Virtual 'Moonwalk' for Science Reveals Distortions in Spatial Memory

In order to orient ourselves in space, and to find our way around, we form mental maps of our surroundings. But what happens if the coordinate system of our brain, which measures our mental maps, is ... read more

Mechanism Connects Early Binge Drinking to Adult Behaviors

Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults. Blocking microRNA-137 helps to reverse or the lasting effects ... read more

Tool for Studying Decision-Making Is Ineffective for Training Better Behavior

A two-step task commonly used to study people's decision-making behaviors does not appear to be effective for training people to rely more on goal-oriented behaviors and less on habitual ... read more

Study Finds Links Between Early Screen Exposure, Sleep Disruption and EBD in Kids

A new study has found that first exposure earlier than 18 months of age to screen devices -- such as smartphones, tablets, videogame consoles, television etc -- and the presence of multiple screen ... read more

Flame-Retardant Exposure Increases Anxiety, Affects Social Behaviors in Prairie Vole

New research shows that early life exposure to a commonly used flame-retardant mixture increases anxiety and affects socioemotional behaviors in prairie voles, particularly in ... read more

Scientists Shed New Light on Neural Processes Behind Learning and Motor Behaviors

Researchers have provided new insight into the neural processes behind movement and learning behaviors, according to a new ... read more

Associations Between Childhood Maltreatment and Offending Behaviors Later in Life

Children who experience maltreatment, such as neglect or physical or sexual abuse, are more likely to engage in delinquent and offending behaviors in adolescence and young adulthood, according to a ... read more

Late Talkers Twice as Likely to Have Severe, Frequent Temper Tantrums

Toddler speech delays and temper tantrums have long been assumed to be linked. Now, for the first time, a new, large-scale study supports that assumption with ... read more

Imagined Movements Can Alter Our Brains

Brain-computer interfaces have a structural impact on brain ... read more

Learning Is Optimized When We Fail 15% of the Time

If you're always scoring 100%, you're probably not learning anything new. Research found that the 'sweet spot' for learning is ... read more

Deep Neural Networks Uncover What the Brain Likes to See

Researchers built deep artificial neural networks that can accurately predict the neural responses produced by a biological brain to arbitrary visual stimuli. These networks can be thought of as a ... read more

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