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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.

The mother's gut microbiome helps a child's brain develop its senses

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Without the maternal microbiome, a mouse's thalamus under-develops, resulting in reduced sensory processing

Simon Spichak, University College, Cork

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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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Paralyzed man has sense of touch restored by brain-machine interface

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This is the first BMI to restore movement and touch simultaneously

Hayden Kee, Fordham University

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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

Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

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Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area

Claudia López Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Connecting brains to machines may let bacteria come along for the ride

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Amy Nippert, University of Minnesota

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Miniature brains the size of a pea are sending out brainwaves for the first time

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Thiago Arzua, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Daylight saving time is bad for your health

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Anisha Kalidindi, Ohio State University

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Some brains are more susceptible to PTSD after trauma than others

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Claudia López Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Claudia López Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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How do we measure pain, anyway?

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You can't exactly ask a rat to point to where it hurts

Jeremy Delahanty, UC Davis

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Microglia may be the missing clue to solve the opioid epidemic

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Sara Whitestone, Université de Bordeaux

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Being a Pokémon Master in childhood permanently alters your brain

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Hannah Thomasy, University of Washington

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There won't be a cure for Alzheimer's disease in our lifetime

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A century of research later, and we're still not sure what causes it

Norman A. Paradis, Dartmouth College

The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

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Kimberly McCoy, Biochemistry

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Should parents fear potatoes as much as screens?

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Jack Barton, University of Manchester

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It's time to focus on the connection between biology and consciousness

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Neuroscientists must be willing to develop imperfect descriptions of how we work

Ashley Juavinett, UC San Diego