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The neuroscientist Sheena Josselyn can evoke and erase memories in mice using new tools that precisely control the brain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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