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What birdsong tells us about brain cells and learning

UChicago scientists show how neurons in birds are affected by the process of learning songs - with surprising similarities to the causes of stuttering in humans.

19 Feb 2020 Nature Communications

Binaural beats synchronize brain activity, don’t affect mood

Auditory illusion may not have effects different from other sounds.

17 Feb 2020 eNeuro

Researchers were not right about left brains

Brain imprints on cranial bones from great apes and humans refute the long-held notion that the human pattern of brain asymmetry is unique.

14 Feb 2020 Science Advances

State of mind: The end of personality as we know it

The novel global account gives rise to unique hypotheses and opens new horizons for understanding the human mind.

13 Feb 2020 Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

Scientists find, in reptiles, a brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep.

12 Feb 2020 Nature

AI, brain scans may alter how doctors treat depression

National trial: Computer predicts patient outcomes based on EEG.

10 Feb 2020 Nature Biotechnology

Squid brains approach that of dogs

We are closer to understanding the incredible ability of squid to instantly camouflage themselves thanks to research from The University of Queensland.

28 Jan 2020 iScience

Living near major roads linked to increased risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

Neurological disorders—a term that describes a range of disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and motor neuron diseases—are increasingly recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.

26 Jan 2020 Environmental Health

Expert in visual neuroscience has international award in his sights

Pioneering discoveries about the ‘extraordinarily strange’ visual systems of shrimps - that could improve early detection of cancer - have been recognised with an international prize.

23 Jan 2020

A new role for neurogenesis

Neural stem cells involved in regeneration, not just learning and memory.

20 Jan 2020 Journal of Neuroscience

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