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New experimental results simultaneously advance and challenge the theory that the brain’s network of neurons balances on the knife-edge between two phases.
Your expectations shape and quicken your perceptions. A new model that explains how that happens also suggests it’s time to update theories about sensory perception and decision making.
Two new studies show that the brain’s navigation system changes how it represents physical space to reflect personal experience.
Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception.
To make headway on the mystery of consciousness, some researchers are trying a rigorous new way to test competing theories.
Jennifer Doudna, one of CRISPR’s primary innovators, stays optimistic about how the gene-editing tool will continue to empower basic biological understanding.
A report that a fish can pass the “mirror test” for self-awareness reignites debates about how to define and measure that elusive quality.