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Scientists succeed in mapping every neuron in a worm, a breakthrough in neuroscience
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Scientists succeed in mapping every neuron in a worm, a breakthrough in neuroscience

The connectome is also a foundation for understanding far more complex nervous systems like our own.

Zapping the brain boosts working memory in people over age 60, study finds
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Zapping the brain boosts working memory in people over age 60, study finds

While still uncertain, previous research suggests the effect may last 5 hours or more after stimulation.

Contagious yawning, empathy may have evolved from human need to understand others
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Contagious yawning, empathy may have evolved from human need to understand others

The study found that animals, humans included, can engage in acts of simulating the minds of others.

Humans have a 'magnetic sense' that lets our brains detect Earth’s magnetic field
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Humans have a 'magnetic sense' that lets our brains detect Earth’s magnetic field

So far, scientists had not considered the possibility that humans were magnetically-sensitive beings.

Researchers lift moods of people by stimulating region of the brain under forehead
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Researchers lift moods of people by stimulating region of the brain under forehead

The researchers also ran placebo studies on the subjects to ensure it wasn’t a psychosomatic effect.

Women in Science: Suhita Nadkarni on studying the brain, making the shift from Physics to Neurobiology
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Women in Science: Suhita Nadkarni on studying the brain, making the shift from Physics to Neurobiology

Suhita Nadkarni started off as a physicist, but she soon learnt the value of being an insider — using neuroscience rather than physics to understand the brain

Scientists have located the biological clock that affects our perception of time
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Scientists have located the biological clock that affects our perception of time

The study offers evidence of how our brain can record spatial information from experience over time.

Women in Science: Neurobiologist Pinky Kain studies how fruit flies make feeding decisions and process taste
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Women in Science: Neurobiologist Pinky Kain studies how fruit flies make feeding decisions and process taste

Dr Pinky Kain studies fruit flies to answer how ‘taste’ is processed by our brain

Scientists discover 'smart genes' that also pose as a risk factor for depression
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Scientists discover 'smart genes' that also pose as a risk factor for depression

Our brain has distinct genetic genes clusters responsible for the effects of depression and worry.

Women in Science: Dr Pinky Kain studies fruit flies to answer how ‘taste’ is processed by our brain
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Women in Science: Dr Pinky Kain studies fruit flies to answer how ‘taste’ is processed by our brain

Neurobiologist Dr Pinky Kain Sharma studies the fruit fly (Drosophila) to answer questions like how information about taste is conveyed to the brain | #WomenInScience | #FirstCulture

Women in Science: IISER Pune's Suhita Nadkarni on her eventful journey in neuroscience
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Women in Science: IISER Pune's Suhita Nadkarni on her eventful journey in neuroscience

Suhita Nadkarni represents the new crop of young Indian interdisciplinary scientists who refuse to suffer through the slow and bureaucratic approach to science that has been the norm in India