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Using a comparison to vinyl record collectors, researchers delve into the concept of matching—a behavior where decisions are based on reward expectations—observed from pigeons to humans. In a recent study, the team found that fruit flies also demonstrate this behavior, deciding based on their reward predictions.
Jellyfish, despite lacking centralized brains, can learn similarly to more advanced organisms, a new study reveals. Scientists trained Caribbean box jellyfish to dodge obstacles, showcasing the animal's capability for associative learning.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

Researchers have unveiled a groundbreaking discovery in the field of pain management: an alternative pathway in the brain that provides relief similar to opioids but without the addiction risks. This mechanism leverages the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) region of the brain.
Researchers found that early treatment with plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients reduces the risk of developing post-COVID conditions or "long COVID." The study revealed that patients who received the plasma, rich in SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, had a reduced hospitalization rate and fewer long COVID symptoms compared to those receiving a placebo.
Researchers have unveiled the mystery behind neuron death in Alzheimer's disease. A groundbreaking study reveals that neurons undergo a programmed cell death, necroptosis, when exposed to amyloid plaques and tau tangles, hallmark proteins linked to Alzheimer's.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

Researchers have utilized advanced machine learning techniques to unveil the neural structure linked to narcissism, overcoming previous study limitations. Employing Kernel Ridge Regression and Support Vector Regression, they predicted narcissistic personality traits based on brain organization and other personality aspects.
Researchers designed a "brainless" soft robot that can autonomously navigate through complex environments using physical intelligence. Unlike their previous model, which could only turn upon encountering obstacles, this robot can turn on its own.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

Psychological loss, be it from job loss or the death of a loved one, affects well-being immensely, yet its molecular mechanism in the brain remains enigmatic. Researchers utilized the method of enrichment removal (ER) to discern these elusive processes. The study spotlighted a specific brain area central to psychological loss and unveiled potential molecular targets to mitigate its adverse effects.
Researchers discovered that neural activity in the left ventral temporoparietal junction (vTPJ) and the lateral anterior temporal lobe (lATL) during sentence processing is tied to social-semantic working memory. Previously, these regions were attributed to general language processing. Using fMRI experiments, the study demonstrated that these regions respond to sentences with social meaning and maintain activity even after the linguistic stimulus is gone. This insight reshapes our understanding of the brain's cortical language network.

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New research unveils a probable unique human ability to recognize and remember sequential information. Despite being our closest relatives, bonobos struggle to learn the order of stimuli in the same manner as humans.