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From brains to behavior: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features methods for neuroscience research
Research in the field of neuroscience is constantly expanding to provide knowledge about biological mechanisms that underlie our ability to experience and interact with the world around us. View News Article (2007-10-02)

Visual Learners Convert Words to Pictures in the Brain And Vice Versa, Says Penn Psychology Study
A University of Pennsylvania psychology study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to scan the brain, reveals that people who consider themselves visual learners, as opposed to verbal learners, have a tendency to convert linguistically presented information into a visual mental representation. View News Article (2009-03-25)

Scientists zero in on memory-related proteins at the core of Alzheimer's disease
New research sheds light on how the formation of long-term memories may be blocked in Alzheimer's disease. View News Article (2005-10-19)

Researchers increase understanding of gene's potentially protective role in Parkinson's
Treatments for Parkinson's disease, estimated to affect 1 million Americans, have yet to prove effective in slowing the progression of the debilitating disease. View News Article (2012-02-08)

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)

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