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Discovering neurons that rapidly catch our mistakes

Scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.

Whole-brain imaging of mice during behavior

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, brain-wide activity maps of mice for specific behaviors. The non-invasive technology has promising applications for ophthalmologic, neurologic and psyc…

Friend or foe? Brain area that controls social memory also triggers aggression

Scientists have identified a brain region that helps tell an animal when to attack an intruder and when to accept it into its home.

How the brain hears and fears

What does the brain do when things go bump in the night? Researchers are looking at neural activity in the amygdala by studying how mice react when they hear a sound they’ve been taught to fear.

Depression: Ketamine prevents loss of pleasure in primates

Why do people with depression lose pleasure in daily activities? And why does ketamine help treat depression in some? A new study offers some answers.

Neurotechnology provides real-time readouts of where rats think they are

Scientists have demonstrated a new neurotechnology for reading out neural signals of position in real-time as rats run a maze, or replay it during sleep, with a high degree of accuracy, with more than 1,000 input channels, and the ability to account fo…

Novel approach improves understanding of the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain

A team of researchers has developed a powerful new approach to understand the formation of new neurons in the mammalian adult brain.

Mothers whose responses to infants’ facial cues increase report stronger bonds with babies

A new study examines whether pregnancy changes mothers’ neural sensitivity to infants’ facial cues, and whether such changes affect mother-infant bonding. The study finds that increases in cortical responses to infants’ faces from the prenatal to the p…

Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

Using precise brain measurements, researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of drive…

Boys with social difficulties most susceptible to early substance use

Boys who enter sixth-grade with co-occurring social skills, anxiety, learning and conduct problems are at the greatest risk of developing aggressive behavior and using tobacco, alcohol and marijuana by the end of eighth grade, a new study found.