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 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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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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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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Herpesvirus and Alzheimer's Link: High abundance of Herpes genes in postmortem Alzheimer's brain tissue

Herpesvirus and Alzheimer's Link: High abundance of Herpes genes in postmortem Alzheimer's brain tissue

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Data from three different brain banks to suggest that human herpesviruses are more abundant in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and may play a role in regulatory genetic networks that are believed to lead to the disease.

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Bogong Moths Use Magnetic Fields to Navigate
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have found that the moths, like migratory birds, depend on the Earth's magnetic field to guide them on their way.

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Neuroscientists Explore Emotion Perception Deficits in Schizophrenia
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Research has uncovered why individuals with schizophrenia may have certain difficulties perceiving emotions

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Simple Sugar Prevents Neurodegeneration in Lysosomal Storage Disease
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New therapeutic approach may one day delay neurodegeneration typical of a disease called mucopolysaccharidoses IIIB (MPS IIIB)

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What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep Researchers

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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King of Pop Inspired Moves Means More Visits to the Doc
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Neurosurgeons raise awareness of the stresses of extreme dance moves on the spine

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