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Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats

It's a classic conundrum: while rushing to get to an important meeting or appointment on time, you spot a stranger in distress. How do you decide whether to stop and help, or continue on your ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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New report examines evidence on interventions to prevent cognitive decline, dementia

Cognitive training, blood pressure management for people with hypertension, and increased physical activity all show modest but inconclusive evidence that they can help prevent cognitive decline ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Individualizing deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease

Working with colleagues from Harvard Medical School and Würzburg, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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How pheromones trigger female sexual behavior

A study by a group of Japanese scientists showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females—and how it may enhance a different behavior, aggression, in males—by identifying ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning

Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS Computational ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Mouse study suggests how hearing a warning sound turns into fearing it over time

The music from the movie "Jaws" is a sound that many people have learned to associate with a fear of sharks. Just hearing the music can cause the sensation of this fear to surface, but neuroscientists ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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A new technique isolates neuronal activity during memory consolidation

A team, led by researchers from the Cajal Institute (Madrid) belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have discovered some basic processes underlying memory consolidation in ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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New study examines relationship between emotion regulation and brain connectivity in ASD

Emotional control varies among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for whole brain analysis identified relationships ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers shed new light on a key player in brain development

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have shed light on how the developing brain ensures that connections between brain cells reach their intended destination but ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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A new adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions

Researchers from the IIT- Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Lecce, Italy, and the Harvard Medical School in Boston have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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