Neuroscience

  1. number sense
    Artificial Intelligence

    A new AI acquired humanlike ‘number sense’ on its own

    A new artificial intelligence seems to share our intuitive ability to estimate numbers at a glance.

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  2. neurons
    Artificial Intelligence

    An AI used art to control monkeys’ brain cells

    Art created by an artificial intelligence exacts unprecedented control over nerve cells tied to vision in monkey brains, and could lead to new neuroscience experiments.

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  3. older person with dementia
    Health & Medicine

    A mysterious dementia that mimics Alzheimer’s gets named LATE

    An underappreciated form of dementia that causes memory trouble in older people gets a name: LATE.

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  4. grid of electrodes
    Health & Medicine

    A neural implant can translate brain activity into sentences

    With electrodes in the brain, scientists translated neural signals into speech, which could someday help the speechless speak.

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  5. Planetary Science

    Readers ponder Opportunity’s future, animal consciousness and more

    Readers had questions about NASA’s Opportunity rover, pollen shapes and more.

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  6. anxious child
    Psychology

    When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help

    Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety.

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  7. kratom supplements
    Neuroscience

    The herbal supplement kratom comes with risks

    The supplement kratom can cause heart racing and agitation.

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  8. pig brain cells
    Neuroscience

    Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life

    Four hours after pigs died, the animals’ brain cell activity was restored by a sophisticated artificial system.

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  9. nerve cells
    Health & Medicine

    Ketamine cultivates new nerve cell connections in mice

    In mice, ketamine prods nerve cells to connect, which may explain the hallucinogenic drug’s ability to ease depression.

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  10. happy couple
    Neuroscience

    Our brains sculpt each other. So why do we study them in isolation?

    Studying individual brains may not be the way to figure out the human mind, a social neuroscientist argues.

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  11. brain scan
    Health & Medicine

    When an older person’s brain waves are in sync, memory is boosted

    A brain stimulation treatment that nudges older people’s brain waves into sync could lead to noninvasive therapies for dementia and other disorders.

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  12. Science & Society

    The science of CBD lags behind its marketing

    Editor in Chief Nancy Shute discusses the lack of scientific research on CBD.

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