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A stylized microscopy image of forebrain neural progenitor cells from chimpanzees described in the publication. The image represents the work's potential for offering insights into the evolution of the primate tree of life. Credit: Salk Institute/Carol Marchetto/Ana P.D. Mendes

Revealing the evolution of the brain

Since the split from the last common ancestor of hominins (Homo) and African apes, human brain evolution has been characterized by several waves of...
Patients awaiting epilepsy surgery agreed to keep a running log of their mood while researchers used tiny wires to monitor electrical activity in their brains. The combination revealed a circuit for sadness.

Researchers uncover a circuit for sadness in the human brain

Human brain networks that encode variation in the mood on naturalistic timescales remain largely unexplored. In a new study, scientists combined multi-site, semi-chronic, intracranial...
Study uncovers neurological basis for processing social information

Study uncovers neurological basis for processing social information

Neuroscientists are building up a clearer picture than any time in recent memory of how the animal brain processes social information, from status and...
Our Multi-Dimensional Brain Can Process the World in 11 Dimensions

Our Multi-Dimensional Brain Can Process the World in 11 Dimensions

It's difficult to assume the world in four dimensions. A new study suggests that our multi-dimensional brain operates in up to 11 dimensions. Through this...
Scientists Can Detect Your Sleep time Memories

Scientists Can Detect Your Sleep Time Memories

Imagine if you could determine a new language by streaming podcasts in your sleeping ears. Unfortunately, this is still a dream. But now, scientists...

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