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human amygdala and cortex

The price we pay for our advanced brains may be a greater tendency to disorders


A unique neural circuit in the cortex controls how internal states affect our ability to learn from outside experience

Bat Brains Forgo Rhythm when Encoding Space

The finding reveals a new mechanism for orchestrating neuronal activity

mouse fetus and placenta

Researchers discover the molecule that “programs” a tendency to develop an eating disorder 

Lighting up the reward center: Light-sensitive proteins are inserted into specific brain cells. Blue: dopamine-producing cells in the reward system in the ventral tegmental area. Red: cells carrying the inserted protein in a mouse brain. Yellow: Overlap between cells that are carrying the optogenetic protein and those  that are dopamine-producing. Image obtained by confocal microscope in the lab of Prof. Tali Kimchi

Blocking dopamine receptors in male mouse brains dampened their preference for females

Bats use social maps

A new study on bats reveals the cells that link our social connections to our internal spatial maps 

the smell of fear: skydivers

Odors that carry social cues seem to affect volunteers on the autism spectrum differently 

probability maps infotaxis and sociotaxis

A new model of collective behavior reveals how individuals contribute most efficiently

(Bottom row, l-r) Prof. Ido Amit, Prof. Michal Schwartz and Dr. Hadas Keren-Shaul. (Top row, l-r) Dr. Assaf Weiner, Orit Matcovitch-Natan and Amit Spinrad

A newly discovered immune cell type may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Humans are exposed to stress at different intensities throughout life

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute prevented the onset of eating disorders through dietary intervention