Genetics

First US murder trial using DNA, family tree evidence

A truck driver implicated by his DNA and family tree in a double murder more than 30 years after the crime will face trial this week in the first case using a revolutionary investigative technique.

Neuroscience

Room for thought: Brain region that watches for walls identified

To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define the geometry of the navigable space around you. ...

Neuroscience

Study yields new insight on how memory works

Two Veterans Affairs researchers have explored how memory is tied to the hippocampus, with findings that will expand scientists' understanding of how memory works.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants as young as 17 months expect fairness and equity

Children as young as 17 months recognise whether resources are being shared fairly, the first time researchers have found evidence that infants so young are sensitive to principles of "distributive justice".

Psychology & Psychiatry

Virtual reality at the service of psychology

Our environment is composed according to certain rules and characteristics that are so obvious that people are scarcely aware of them. Professor Melissa Le-Hoa Vo, psychologist at Goethe University Frankfurt, is studying ...

Neuroscience

How challenges change the way you think

Research published today in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows that challenging situations make it harder to understand where you are and what's happening around you. A team of researchers showed participants video ...

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