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A tour of neural reinforcement learning

It is often said that people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Not being one of those people requires a network of different brain regions to work in concert.

Feb 09, 2015
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Study: Many herbal supplements aren't what the label says

Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, ...

Feb 03, 2015
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Seizures knock out brain arousal centers

People with epilepsy who experience focal seizures sometimes remain mobile but are unable to hear or respond to their environment. Yale School of Medicine researchers have discovered a surprising explanation ...

Feb 05, 2015
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Many Americans suffering in final year of life

(HealthDay)—For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression, and other distressing symptoms, according to a study published in the Feb. 3 issue of the Annals of In ...

Feb 03, 2015
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