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Mouse hunting

MASTER HUNTER  Nerve cells in a mouse’s amygdala send messages that help the rodent chase and kill prey such as crickets, a new study shows.

man in pain

PAIN GAIN  A protein that detects pain also triggers production of pain-soothing opioids, new experiments with rodent cells reveal.

fusiform gyrus

FACES AND PLACES  Researchers found changes in the brain tissue of children and adults in the fusiform gyrus, a facial recognition area shown in pink in this brain model. But the team didn’t see the same effect in the collateral sulcus (green), which is involved in recognizing places.

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