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Networks in the brain resemble the london underground, filled with interconnected circuits. In case of the brain, trains are replaced by electrical signals, tracks by neurons, and stations by synapses. Is it not remarkable that the term “train of thoughts” was introduced as early as in 1651 by Thomas Hobbes in his Leviathan, long before…

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Hello everyone! Team MTN hopes 2016 has been going well for your brain and you. As the first post of the year, we’d like to give out our much deliberated list of the top three neuroscience articles from 2015. Our criteria: Bold, unique and beautiful. Nah, just kidding on the last one. We sought research…

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Much like autistic children, these macaques follow repetitive rituals. Much like autistic children, they become anxious in response to eye contact and vocally express their distress. And much like autistic children, they avoid social interactions with their peers. These macaques are the first non-human primate model for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), specifically the Rett Syndrome.…

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  Toxoplasma gondii is a single-celled protozoan. Yet, it has the ability to subvert ‘free will’ of its warm-blooded hosts and alter their behavior. It is capable of infecting all mammals—humans included—although the way to true love is through the cat’s stomach. By this one means that this protozoan can only sexually reproduce in feline species. What one does not mean…

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BREAKING: Neuroscientists have finally created a pill that can relieve chronic pain in ten minutes! Chances are, if you are presently suffering from chronic pain and got your hands on the said pill, you’ll be feeling partial or complete relief from pain within ten minutes. It will not matter if the said pill was a…

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A young man who suffered trauma to the head in a bike accident, can no longer remember his life prior to the accident. An old man with Alzheimer’s has forgotten a large chunk of his life, including that the person sitting in front of him is his own daughter. When a person suffers such memory…

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