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April 2024
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Breaking down the winner’s curse: Lessons from brain-wide association studies

by ,  /  15 April 2024

We found an issue with a specific type of brain imaging study and tried to share it with the field. Then the backlash began.


Wild and free: Understanding animal behavior beyond the lab

by  /  11 April 2024

Technological advancements have made it possible to study animals in more natural settings, but researchers are debating what that really means and whether natural is always better.

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Knowledge gaps in cephalopod care could stall welfare standards

by  /  8 April 2024

The U.S. National Institutes of Health wants to regulate research involving cephalopods. But there aren’t enough rigorous studies to base the regulations on, veteran cephalopod researchers say.

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Nobel Prize winner Thomas Südhof retracts study

by  /  4 April 2024

The retraction follows an editorial expression of concern that the journal applied to the paper in October, seven months after it was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Newly found hypothalamus circuits shape bullying behaviors in mice

by  /  1 April 2024

Activity in the tiny brain region helps submissive rodents learn to avoid aggressors, and aggressive mice to curb their attacks, according to two recent studies.

March 2024
Maiken Nedergaard, Britta Engelhardt and Christer Betsholtz on a floating rock island with university facilities and abstract shapes.

Maiken Nedergaard’s power of disruption

by  /  28 March 2024

The award-winning researcher’s discoveries have changed the way we think about the brain; that’s exactly what her critics dislike.

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Expanding ‘little brain’ may have powered dinosaur flight

by  /  25 March 2024

The cerebellum swelled in size before flight evolved among modern birds’ dinosaur ancestors, according to a new comparison of fossilized skulls and living birds.

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How long-read sequencing will transform neuroscience

by  /  18 March 2024

New technology that delivers much more than a simple DNA sequence could have a major impact on brain research, enabling researchers to study transcript diversity, imprinting and more.

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Incentivizing data-sharing in neuroscience: How about a little customer service?

by  /  11 March 2024

To make data truly reusable, we need to invest in data curators, who help people enter the information into repositories.

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‘Into the wild’: Moving studies of memory and learning out of the lab

by  /  4 March 2024

People with electrodes embedded deep in their brain are collaborating with a growing posse of plucky researchers to uncover the mysteries of real-world recall.