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Brain stethoscope listens for silent seizures

By converting brain waves into sound, even non-specialists can detect ‘silent seizures’ — epileptic seizures without the convulsions most of us expect.

Decision-making is shaped by individual differences in the functional brain connectome

Each day brings with it a host of decisions to be made, and each person approaches those decisions differently. A new study found that these individual differences are associated with variation in specific brain networks — particularly those related t…

Amygdala neurons increase as children become adults — except in autism

Researchers have found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala, as they become adults. This phenomenon does not happen in people with autism spectrum disorde…

Role of specific gene in 16p11.2 deletion autism

New findings in mice suggest that the lack of a copy of the gene MVP may contribute to the symptoms of 16p11.2 deletion syndrome because it is needed for brain circuits to incorporate changes driven by experience.

What the color of your face reveals about your feelings

New study reveals the facial color patterns that correlate with our emotions, suggesting that we can communicate and decode feelings based on color alone.

Pressing a button is more challenging than it appears

Pressing a button appears easy, but the brain needs a probabilistic internal model to control a press. A new theory exposes significant improvements to button design that help gamers and musicians.