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School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

School of Medicine Study Reveals Crucial Role of Interneurons in Tourette’s Syndrome

🕔23:45, 29.Mar 2015

Professor Christopher Pittenger has revealed that interneurons are implicated in the development of Tourette’s Syndrome, a debilitating condition that causes uncontrollable tics in patients.

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Bzzzzzz: The Bee’s Need for Sleep

Bzzzzzz: The Bee’s Need for Sleep

🕔16:09, 8.Mar 2015

Sleep has previously been shown to consolidate memory and learning. Researchers have observed the same phenomenon in honey bees, and the necessity for sleep is especially apparent in social creatures.

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A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

A Controversial Chemical: Yale study investigates the cognitive effects of BPA

🕔22:48, 5.Mar 2015

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is in almost every part of our modern world, but we know relatively little about the effects that this chemical has on our cognitive functions. Recent findings from a team led by Dr. John Elsworth suggest that BPA may affect our working memory

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Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

Q&A: What happens in the brain when we watch a movie?

🕔18:08, 18.Jan 2015

Movies have the ability to synchronize activity in viewers’ brains, especially when the film contains many cinematic effects.

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Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

Mythbusters: The Cam Jansen Effect

🕔13:52, 18.Jan 2015

Many people wish they had the memory of fictional detective Cam Jansen, who can remember scenes so vividly and so accurately, it is as if she is looking at a photograph. As amazing as this ability is in helping Cam Jansen solve mysteries, evidence suggests that it is not possible in real life.

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Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

Fighting Obesity: Uncovering a Pathway to Change

🕔13:34, 18.Jan 2015

A better understanding of neural interaction with fat tissue can lead to more targeted treatments for obesity.

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Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

Q&A: Do concussions lead to depression?

🕔13:26, 18.Jan 2015

Recent studies have shown that concussions are correlated with depression, but more work needs to be done to probe for causation.

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Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

Shading, Texture, and Color: How the Brain Makes Sense of Shape and Substance

🕔13:12, 18.Jan 2015

The world is a beautiful mess of visual information. Yale Professor Steven Zucker and his research group recently announced findings that unite mathematics, neurobiology, and psychology to make sense of how the brain makes sense of it all.

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David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

David Spiegel (YC ‘67): From Philosophy to Medicine

🕔00:51, 18.Jan 2015

How do the mind and body interact? Yale alumnus Dr. David Spiegel (YC ’67) draws upon his experiences in both philosophy and psychology to answer this question.

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Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

Cartoon: Mysteries of the Mind

🕔01:39, 5.Jan 2015 Read Full Article