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Fri, 21 Jul 2017   Most impactful neuroscience research

A study of the 100 most-cited neuroscience articles has revealed that 78 of these papers cover five topics, including neurological disorders, the prefrontal cortex, brain connectivity, brain mapping and methodology studies.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017   Spatial orientation: New model for the origin of grid cells

Neurobiologists present a new theory for the origin of the grid cells required for spatial orientation in the mammalian brain, which assigns a vital role to the timing of trains of signals they receive from neurons called place cells.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017   Depression changes structure of the brain, study suggests

Changes in the brain's structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017   How physical exercise prevents dementia

Physical exercise seems beneficial in the prevention of cognitive impairment and dementia in old age, numerous studies have shown. Now researchers have explored in one of the first studies worldwide how exercise affects brain metabolism.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017   Causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ for boys and girls

The causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study.

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