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Brain & Behavior

J. David Smith, Ph.D., a comparative psychologist at the University at Buffalo who has conducted extensive studies in animal cognition, says there is...
A tiny neuron is a very complicated structure. Its complex network of dendrites, axons and synapses is constantly dealing with information, deciding...
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that fake video evidence can dramatically alter people's perceptions of events, even convincing...
A new understanding of how anesthesia and anesthesia-like states are controlled in the brain opens the door to possible new future treatments of...
Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second burger during Friday...
Antisocial and aggressive behaviours represent a widespread and expensive social problem. Recent research has convincingly shown that there is a...
Identifying a face can be difficult when that face is shown for only a fraction of a second. However, young adults have a marked advantage over...
The belief that healthy older brains are substantially smaller than younger brains may stem from studies that did not screen out people whose...
A drug now used to treat cancer may also be able to restore memory deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study conducted...
Using brain scans in monkeys, Duke University Medical Center researchers are now able to predict when monkeys will switch from exploiting a known...

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