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Brain research

Scent of a Friend

Similarities in body odor may contribute to social bonding


A study on bats' flight pinpoints the neurons that tell us which way we are headed

Brain image

The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two Future Emerging Technologies (...

Mouse hippocampus containing two different types of channelrhodopsins. The green fluorescence marks axons entering into the hippocampal CA1 region, and the red fluorescence is expressed in the dentate gyrus part of the hippocampus (inverted V-shaped structure)

Dr. Ofer Yizhar investigates the brain’s circuitry with tiny pulses of light

Lost in Thought
 What happens in our brains when we “lose ourselves” in an experience?