Top 10 Neuroscience News Stories of 2017

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2017 has been an incredible year for neuroscience discoveries and breakthroughs. This list details the top 10 most-read stories of the year.

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Pupil Size as an Indicator of Brain Activity

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Researchers have discovered that pupil size couples to cortical states to protect the stability of deep sleep

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Brain’s Autopilot Mapped

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Study reveals a brain network previously thought to be confined to our inner thought processes, such as when day-dreaming, is crucial for enabling the brain's autopilot system.

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Preclinical Alpha Synuclein Model Developed

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Horizon and the Michael J Fox foundation have teamed up to generate a preclinical animal model of parkinson's disease.

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Top 5 Neuroscience Talks of 2017

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Here we detail the Top 5 Neuroscience Talks from 2017 based on their viewer figures.

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All in a Droplet: Atomic Resolution of ALS Protein Resolved

All in a Droplet: Atomic Resolution of ALS Protein Resolved

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Researchers have described atom-by-atom changes in a family of proteins linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a group of brain disorders known as frontotemporal dementia and degenerative diseases of muscle and bone.

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Pupil Size Couples to Cortical States to Protect Deep Sleep Stability
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Researchers have found that mice pupil size fluctuates during sleep. They also show that pupil size is a reliable indicator of sleep states.

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A Place to Think: Persistent neuronal activity in human prefrontal cortex links perception and action
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Neuroscientists have tracked the progress of a thought through the brain, showing clearly how the prefrontal cortex at the front of the brain coordinates activity to help us act in response to a perception.

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Midbrain 'Start' Neurons Initiate and Control Locomotion
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‘Start neurons’ in the midbrain are essential to take the first step to initiate locomotion and control the speed, mice models show.

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