Orientation Without a Master Plan
Human spatial memory is made up of numerous individual maps.
Elucidating Cuttlefish Camouflage
Research sheds light on the control and development of skin patterning in cuttlefish.
Gene Editing in the Brain Gets a Major Upgrade
Scientists develop a new tool for precise genome editing in neurons.
New Neurons For the Brain
Transplanted embryonic nerve cells can functionally integrate into damaged neural networks.
Brain on Autopilot
How the architecture of the brain shapes its functioning.
Why Do We Get Cyber-Sick?
The impact of perceived motion.
From a Baby’s Cry to Goethe’s Faust
A model of how human speech develops.
Brainwaves Encode the Grammar of Human Language
The relative timing of brainwaves encodes the structure of a sentence.
Pregnancy Changes Perception of Odors and Tastes
Receptor modifies how mated fruit flies perceive polyamines.
Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain
The learning process leads to a reorganization that extends to deep brain structures.
Blame It on the Bossa Nova: How Music Changes Our Perception of Touch
The sexier we perceive the music we are listening to, the more sensual we experience the contact—even if we know that we are touched by a robot instead of a person.
A Study on Meter and Rhyme
Language that is metrically regular to an unusual degree is not only found in poetry, but also in the language of rites and festive events, in preverbal infant-directed speech (IDS), in slogans, commercial ads, etc.
No Cable Spaghetti in the Brain
The brain is not relying on random-wiring, but self-organized neural networks for visual information processing.
First Evidence of Sleep in Flight
Birds engage in all types of sleep in flight, but in remarkably small amounts.
How We Decide Where to Go
Neuroscientists discover a mechanism for brain-wide communication when selecting a route toward a destination.
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