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I Shouldn't Have Eaten There: Rats Show Behavior of 'Regret' in Choosing the Wrong 'Restaurant'

June 8, 2014 New research reveals that rats show signs of 'regret' -- a cognitive behavior once thought to be uniquely and fundamentally human. To measure the cognitive behavior of regret, scientists ... full story
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Brain Circuits Involved in Emotion Discovered by Neuroscientists

Apr. 22, 2014 A brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviors critical for survival have been discovered by neuroscientists. The team has identified a chain of neural connections which links central ... full story
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Exploring the Brain: New Findings Explain How Eyes Link to Prefrontal Cortex

June 24, 2014 A research team has linked how our eyes actually see the world to neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. The team studied saccadic eye movements -- those movements where the eye jumps from ... full story
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Silencing Synapses to Deal With Addictions

Dec. 17, 2013 Imagine kicking a cocaine addiction by simply popping a pill that alters the way your brain processes chemical addiction. New research suggests that a method of biologically manipulating certain ... full story
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Neuroscientists Watch Imagination Happening in the Brain

Aug. 28, 2014 By showing people their own photos during MRI sessions, neuroscientists distinguished between brain activity that is specific to memory and activity that is specific to ... full story
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Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers May Resist Addiction to Drug

Nov. 11, 2013 A father's cocaine use may make his sons less sensitive to the drug and thereby more likely to resist addictive behaviors, suggests new findings from an animal ... full story
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Loss of Memory in Alzheimer's Mice Models Reversed Through Gene Therapy

Apr. 23, 2014 Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and affects some 400,000 people in Spain alone. However, no effective cure has yet been found. One of the reasons for this is the lack of ... full story
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Neuroscience Study Uncovers New Player in Obesity

Jan. 7, 2014 A new neuroscience study sheds light on the biological underpinnings of obesity. The study reveals how a protein in the brain helps regulate food intake and body weight. The findings create a ... full story
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New Evidence on Biological Basis of Highly Impulsive, Aggressive Behaviors

Nov. 10, 2013 Physical and chemical changes in the brain during development can potentially play a role in some delinquent and deviant behaviors, according to research released today, including discoveries ... full story
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Pain in Infancy Alters Response to Stress, Anxiety Later in Life

Oct. 30, 2013 Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal ... full story
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In Animal Study, 'Cold Turkey' Withdrawal from Drugs Triggers Mental Decline

Nov. 8, 2013 Can quitting drugs without treatment trigger a decline in mental health? That appears to be the case in an animal model of morphine addiction. Researchers say their observations suggest that managing ... full story
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Low-Voiced Men Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, Yet Still Attract More Women

Oct. 16, 2013 Men with low-pitched voices have an advantage in attracting women, even though women know they’re not likely to stick around for long. Researchers have found that women were more attracted to men ... full story
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Bird Study Finds Key Info About Human Speech-Language Development

Oct. 17, 2013 A study has shown for the first time how two tiny molecules regulate a gene implicated in speech and language impairments as well as autism disorders, and that social context of vocal behavior ... full story
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Are Oreos Addictive? Research Says Yes

Oct. 15, 2013 Students and a professor of neuroscience have found “America’s favorite cookie” is just as addictive as cocaine – at least for lab rats. In a study designed to shed light on the potential ... full story
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Understanding Ourselves by Studying Animal Kingdom

Nov. 11, 2013 Research reveals a new model for a genetic eye disease, and shows how animal models -- from fruit flies to armadillos and monkeys -- can yield valuable information about the human ... full story
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Hormones Impact Stress, Memories, Understanding Social Cues

Nov. 11, 2013 Research demonstrates unexpected roles that sex hormones may play in the cognitive function of females, including memory and interpreting social cues. Additionally, a chemical identified in pregnant ... full story
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What Happened When? How the Brain Stores Memories by Time

Mar. 13, 2014 New research shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" -- what happened before, and what came after -- and not by content. From brain ... full story
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Neuroscience and Big Data: How to Find Simplicity in the Brain

Aug. 24, 2014 Scientists can now monitor and record the activity of hundreds of neurons concurrently in the brain, and ongoing technology developments promise to increase this number. However, simply recording the ... full story
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Researchers Study Alcohol Addiction Using Optogenetics

Dec. 16, 2013 Researchers are gaining a better understanding of the neurochemical basis of addiction with a new technology called ... full story
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The Yin and Yang of Overcoming Cocaine Addiction

Sep. 4, 2014 Biology, by nature, has a yin and a yang -- a push and a pull. Addiction, particularly relapse, researchers find, is no exception. A new paper is the first to establish the existence of a brain ... full story
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