The Art of Cognitive Blindspots

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Using two classics of magic, Kyle Eschen explores the psychological techniques that underlie theatrical deception.

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Refugee Returns to Raise Profile of Science in Kosovo

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PhD Student Egzona Morina has traveled back to her country of birth to set up BrainCamp Kosovo to engage students with neuroscience and encourage them into science careers.

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Prof. Ed Boyden Discusses Tool Development in Biology

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Adam interviews Prof. Ed Boyden, Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT to learn about the different tools his group are developing to further our understanding of biology, not just the brain.

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates

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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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Brain Stimulation in Health and Disease

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This list details the current brain stimulation technologies on the market and describes the future direction of these technologies.

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Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain Plasticity

Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain Plasticity

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When one synapse strengthens, neighboring synapses weaken immediately based on the action of a crucial protein called Arc.

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Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk Identified
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.

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The Case of the Missing Brain Region is Solved
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Researchers demonstrate that subplate neurons survive, and in fact become part of the adult cerebral cortex.

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Synaptic Threshold Mechanism Computes 'When to Escape'
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How does your brain decide what to do in a threatening situation? A new paper describes a mechanism by which the brain classifies the level of a threat and decides when to escape.

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Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

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Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cycles

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What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers
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Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the night

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Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
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Lets take a look at the science behind the gesture

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Why do Humans Have Such Large Brains? Our Study Suggests Ecology Was the Driving Force
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Most animals have brains in proportion to their body size – species with larger bodies often have larger brains. But the human brain is almost six times bigger than expected for our bodies.

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