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A specific set of neurons deep in the brain may motivate us to seek company, holding social species together.
neuroscience

New Evidence for the Necessity of Loneliness

A specific set of neurons deep in the brain may motivate us to seek company, holding social species together.

A project to decipher the brain’s learning rules could revolutionize machine learning.
neuroscience

Mapping the Brain to Build Better Machines

A project to decipher the brain’s learning rules could revolutionize machine learning.

New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.
neuroscience

The Beasts That Keep the Beat

New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.

The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a mental space-time canvas.
neuroscience

New Clues to How the Brain Maps Time

The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a mental space-time canvas.

Scientists have begun to identify the symphony of biological triggers that powered the extraordinary expansion of the human brain.
Life’s Big Leaps: Critical Moments in Evolution

How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains

Scientists have begun to identify the symphony of biological triggers that powered the extraordinary expansion of the human brain.

The comb jelly, a primitive marine creature, is forcing scientists to rethink how animals got their start.
evolution

Did Neurons Evolve Twice?

The comb jelly, a primitive marine creature, is forcing scientists to rethink how animals got their start.

The same mental processes that organize memories may also coordinate how we make decisions.
neuroscience

Mental Leaps Cued by Memory’s Ripples

The same mental processes that organize memories may also coordinate how we make decisions.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three researchers who discovered how the brain navigates the world. Their work may also help illuminate how the mind stores memories.
neuroscience

Brain’s Positioning System Linked to Memory

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three researchers who discovered how the brain navigates the world. Their work may also help illuminate how the mind stores memories.

Our bodies are a genetic patchwork, possessing variation from cell to cell. Is that a good thing?
Biology

I Contain Multitudes

Our bodies are a genetic patchwork, possessing variation from cell to cell. Is that a good thing?