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MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

MIT study shows how the brain is wired for reactive, reflexive movements

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

Study pinpoints specific areas of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

UNC scientists find brain cells that help drive arousal responses to strong emotions

Researchers use optogenetics to mitigate addiction-related behaviors

Researchers use optogenetics to mitigate addiction-related behaviors

Study: Optogenetic stimulation of circuit improves symptomatology of Huntington's disease

Study: Optogenetic stimulation of circuit improves symptomatology of Huntington's disease

Researchers to develop new optogenetic tools for biology and medicine

Researchers to develop new optogenetic tools for biology and medicine

Sleep could be targeted to improve post-stroke recovery, study shows

Sleep could be targeted to improve post-stroke recovery, study shows

Neuroscientists use advanced techniques to study the brain's navigation ability

Neuroscientists use advanced techniques to study the brain's navigation ability

Researchers develop a novel way to simplify cellular optogenetic tools

Researchers develop a novel way to simplify cellular optogenetic tools

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

New technique uses light to modify disease signaling

New technique uses light to modify disease signaling

New discovery of an interaction between sensory neurons and immune cells

New discovery of an interaction between sensory neurons and immune cells

Researchers discuss the role of chemical senses in disease and social interactions in humans, animals

Researchers discuss the role of chemical senses in disease and social interactions in humans, animals

New book series advances the development of pharmaceutical agents for treating neurological, CNS disorders

New book series advances the development of pharmaceutical agents for treating neurological, CNS disorders

Neural activation during REM sleep regulates eating behavior

Neural activation during REM sleep regulates eating behavior

Research may lead to improved treatments for mental health

Research may lead to improved treatments for mental health

Brazilian researchers produce an optical fiber made of agar

Brazilian researchers produce an optical fiber made of agar

Researchers use optogenetics to activate and inactivate signaling pathways

Researchers use optogenetics to activate and inactivate signaling pathways

Study reveals how two key neural circuits control social preference

Study reveals how two key neural circuits control social preference

Study could help determine motor abilities that are difficult to recover after traumatic brain injury

Study could help determine motor abilities that are difficult to recover after traumatic brain injury