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Brain & Behavior

In a major advance in understanding how our eyesight works, Australian scientists have shown that birds’ amazing flight and landing precision relies...
A 16-year-old might be quite capable of making an informed decision about whether to end a pregnancy – a decision likely to be made after due...
The natural transparency of young zebrafish has allowed neuroscientists to use light, much like we use a remote control, to turn on and off neurons...
The action of a small protein that is a major villain in Alzheimer's disease can be counterbalanced with another brain protein, researchers at UT...
Sitting up straight in your chair isn't just good for your posture -- it also gives you more confidence in your own thoughts, according to a new...
You can learn a lot from an animal. By manipulating the DNA of mice, flies, frogs and worms, scientists have discovered a great deal about the genes...
When it comes to religion, believers and nonbelievers appear to think very differently. But at the level of the brain, is believing in God different...
A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics indicates about 1 percent of children ages 3 to 17 have autism or a related disorder, an increase...
In populating the growing brain, neural stem cells must strike a delicate balance between two key processes – proliferation, in which the cells...
The prevalence of mental health disorders in this country has nearly doubled in the past 20 years. Who is treating all of these patients? Clinical...

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