Neuroscience

Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake

In recent decades, scientists have learned a great deal about how different neurons connect and send signals to each other. But it's been difficult to trace the activity of individual nerve fibers known as axons, some of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How babies integrate new events into their knowledge

Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events—for example when a ball falls through a table—provide researchers with the unique opportunity to understand infants' ...

Neuroscience

Communication between neural networks

The brain is organized into a super-network of specialized networks of nerve cells. For such a brain architecture to function, these specialized networks – each located in a different brain area – need to be able to communicate ...

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