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The learning algorithm that enables the runaway success of deep neural networks doesn’t work in biological brains, but researchers are finding alternatives that could.
Catherine Dulac is overturning preconceptions about “male” and “female” instincts and opening new avenues to treating postpartum depression.
Deep neural networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” are helping neuroscientists understand the organization of living brains.
New research links serotonin and dopamine not just to addiction and depression, but to the ability to control genes.
Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression.
Neuroscientists could use brain waves to spur immune cells into action against the disease — but the process is almost too fantastic to believe.
How does experience alter our perceptions? This adapted book excerpt from We Know It When We See It describes how the brain’s visual system rewires itself to make the best use of its neural resources.
The dendritic arms of some human neurons can perform logic operations that once seemed to require whole neural networks.