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Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain
"Grid cells," which help the brain map locations, have been found for the first time outside of the medial entorhinal cortex in the rat brain, according to new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). View News Article (2010-08-10)


Addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic
Research presented today shows that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioural reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine.  View News Article (2013-05-22)


What happened when? How the brain stores memories by time
Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? View News Article (2014-03-13)


New brain pathway offers hope for treating hypogylcemia
For those with diabetes, managing blood sugar is a balancing act -- if blood sugar is too high it raises the risk for nerve damage, blindness, kidney failure, and heart trouble, and if too low it can lead to a seizure or unconsciousness. View News Article (2015-01-26)


Low-voiced men love 'em and leave 'em, yet still attract more women: Study
Men with low-pitched voices have an advantage in attracting women, even though women know they're not likely to stick around for long. View News Article (2013-10-16)


Understanding how neurons shape memories of smells
In a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a type of neuron that appears to help tune, amplify and dampen neuronal responses to chemosensory inputs from the nasal cavity. View News Article (2015-03-10)


What can magnetic resonance tractography teach us about human brain anatomy?
Magnetic resonance tractography (MRT) is a valuable, noninvasive imaging tool for studying human brain anatomy and, as MRT methods and technologies advance, has the potential to yield new and illuminating information on brain activity and connectivity. View News Article (2011-09-27)


Brain scans detect early signs of autism
A new study shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months. View News Article (2012-06-28)


Study links effects of withdrawal to compulsive drug use and craving
The study, led by Paul Kenny, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Scripps Research's campus in Jupiter, Florida, and Scott Chen, Ph.D., of the National Institutes of Health Animal Center, appears in the Wednesday, May 31 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. View News Article (2006-06-02)


Brain structure, function predict future memory performance in children, adolescents
Assessing structural and functional changes in the brain may predict future memory performance in healthy children and adolescents, according to a study appearing January 29 in the Journal of Neuroscience.  View News Article (2014-01-29)

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