Norepinephrine-producing neurons in the locus coeruleus produce attention focus, impulse control via two distinct connections to prefrontal cortex.
Nov. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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Research on mice suggests aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning to make some types of decisions.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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New statistical model may help scientists understand how animals infer whether surroundings are novel or haven’t changed enough to be a new context.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Storage tool developed at MIT CSAIL adapts to what its datasets’ users want to search.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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An MIT system uses wireless signals to measure in-home appliance usage to better understand health tendencies.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.
Jan. 8, 2020 • ~10 min
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System from MIT CSAIL sizes up drivers as selfish or selfless. Could this help self-driving cars navigate in traffic?
Nov. 18, 2019 • ~7 min
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Political science doctoral student Clara Vandeweerdt studies how identity shapes beliefs on complex political topics such as climate change.
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~7 min
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Detailed observations in the lateral septum indicate region processes movement and reward information to help direct behavior.
Sept. 19, 2019 • ~6 min
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