Coordinating actions in the absence of sensory cues

When people coordinate their actions, they share similar patterns of brain activity and behaviour – even if they can’t see or hear each other.

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Lipid by-products linked to learning and memory formation

The brain produces saturated free fatty acids during learning and memory formation, suggesting a previously unknown role for these lipid by-products.

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A new maestro in the brain’s orchestra

A single chandelier neuron can initiate rhythmic electrical activity at specific frequencies in brain circuits formed by thousands of cells.

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Investigating curious chemical changes to help stroke patients

Brain damage during a stroke can cause patients to go blind. Recovery was thought to rely on two factors – but researchers have just discovered one more.

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Attentional lapses are linked to local sleep-like activity in the awake brain

The presence of slow waves in the awake brain is linked to lapses in attention such as mind-wandering and mind-blanking.

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Overcoming bias when analysing transcriptomics data

A common method for linking gene expression with brain structure and function is affected by substantial bias. A new software toolbox can help researchers overcome them.

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Deciphering claustrum connectivity

A new model suggests that connectivity between the claustrum and cortex is organised by function, not location.

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A salience misattribution model for addictive-like behaviours

Assigning too much importance to drug-related stimuli could be one driver of addictive behaviours, according to a new theory.

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Brain changes across the psychosis continuum

The severity of psychotic experiences, regardless of a schizophrenia diagnosis, is linked to altered brain connections during sensory learning.

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Spatial navigation beyond the hippocampus

Brain imaging has expanded our understanding of the regions responsible for spatial navigation.

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