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Mind Control

We've never had an agreed-upon model for how the mind works; people have suffered from misinformed theories and treatments as a result. The work of today's behavioral neuroscientists deserves extra scrutiny as they develop treatments for mental health, explore the nature of consciousness, and further the development of artificial intelligences.

Drinking way, way too much coffee might shrink your brain

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Up to five cups of coffee per day seems to be fine. Six or more? Your brain is going to feel it

Soren Emerson, Vanderbilt University

Gelatins may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease

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Kareem Clark, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Your brain responds to why you're drinking, not just what you're drinking

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Drinking for relief produces a different reaction in the brain than drinking for reward does

Elizabeth Burnette, University of California, Los Angeles

Yeast could soon make psilocybin cheaper than their magic mushroom cousins can

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New work could even lead to psychedelic intermediates not previously available in large quantities

Sarah Laframboise, University of Ottawa

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New research uses CRISPR gene editing to grow new neurons in diseased brains

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Sahana Sitaraman, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

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What makes something smell good or bad?

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Weihong Lin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Rakaia Kenney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Kayla Lemons, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Day or night, retroreflective and light-up gear can save pedestrians' and cyclists' lives

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Flashing headlamps, retroreflective clothing, and gear with LED lights increase invisibility even when car headlights are used

Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University