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neuroscience

Brain bets
How our brains decide whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
Published Jan 7, 2019
Biomedical engineers discover a "push-pull" dynamic between the brain's hemispheres during high-risk betting
Neuroscience
Foragers rush in
Published Dec 18, 2018
Are you that holiday bargain hunter, hurrying from store to store? Your habits may be rooted in theories of "optimal foraging," experts find.
IDEA
Making an octopus cuddly
Published Winter 2018
Study finds that humans and octopuses have a molecular mechanism in the brain that binds to MDMA—revealing evolutionary links between the two species / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience
Owl study offers clues to human attention
Published Oct 30, 2018 Video
Owls help JHU scientists unlock the secret of how the brain pays attention
Brain science
Food thought findings
Published Oct 19, 2018
Study reveals regions of the brain that contributes to decisions about what and how much to eat when several good food options are available
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Does the brain work like a swarm of robots?
Published Oct 2, 2018
What does the brain have in common with a swarm of robots? Could be more than you think.
Brain science
Think tank
Published Summer 2018
Scientists write about what they'd most like the public to understand about the human brain / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience
From bench to bedside and back
Published Summer 2018
Neuroscientist Richard Huganir studies a genetic mutation that contributes to intellectual disability / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience
Neuroscientist Richard Huganir named BDP
Published May 21, 2018
A Hopkins faculty member since 1988, his research has provided groundbreaking insights into how the brain works
Brain science
An audience might make you perform better
Published April 20, 2018
Performing a task in front of an audience triggers parts of the brain associated with social cognition, reward, and motor skills, study finds