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Society for Neuroscience 2018

SFN 2018
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Distinct brain pathway underlies ecstasy’s social effects

by  /  11 December 2019
The drug popularly known as ecstasy may boost sociability through brain circuits distinct from that underlying its 'high.'
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Brain organoids show realistic neuronal firing rhythms

by  /  29 August 2019
Brain organoids made from typical human stem cells begin to show synchronized neuronal firing patterns after growing in a dish for at least four months.
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Invisible man? Move over for invisible mouse

by  /  11 January 2019
A combination of chemical cocktails has created mice that are — yes — virtually invisible. And new imaging technology reveals the mice's underlying nerves and lymphatic system in unprecedented detail.
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Siblings of children with autism may have trouble with motor tasks

by  /  4 November 2018

Siblings of children with autism have motor difficulties similar to those in autistic children, but milder.

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Decoy protein defangs immune molecule linked to autism

by  /  3 November 2018

A specially made ‘decoy’ protein prevents an immune molecule from crossing the placenta; the strategy may prevent the brain changes that lead to autism.

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Fever in pregnant rats alters pups’ social skills

by  /  3 November 2018

Fever in pregnant rats around the time of delivery disrupts their pups’ communication and social behavior.

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An adult rhesus macaque grooms a juvenile.
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Study supports use of eye tracking to study monkey behavior

by  /  3 November 2018

Rhesus macaques that are drawn to other monkeys’ faces in videos also tend to be highly social with their peers.

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A 3D rendering shows a neuron firing on black.
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Tweak cleans up ‘pollution’ in images of firing neurons

by  /  3 November 2018

Targeting a fluorescent protein to the cell bodies of neurons enables researchers to clearly see which neurons fire when.

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San Diego, California, Cabrillo freeway, plane flying overhead.
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Reactions from SfN 2018

by  /  1 November 2018

Spectrum heads to San Diego to cover the annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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