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This image shows the brains of monogamous prairie voles, with oxytocin receptors labeled in light blue, red, and yellow. When researchers used genetic techniques to increase oxytocin receptor levels in the brain (right column), they found female voles formed partner preferences faster.

Oxytocin: Bonding, Birth, and Trust

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.

Science Fair Project Ideas

Source: Science Buddies
Get engaged in neuroscience with a variety of hands-on science experiments on a number of brain-related topics.

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Study Could Determine Link Between Pro Football & Brain Injuries

Source: CBS

A new study could help determine if there is a direct link between long-term brain injuries and NFL players.

Thirst 'On/Off' Switch Found in Mouse Brain

Source: Discovery News

In a new study, scientists used laser light to activate groups of neurons in the brains of mice.

Being Neglected Harms Brain Development in Kids

Source: TIME

Childhood neglect leads to harmful changes in the brain, a new study says.

The Science behind Brain Farts

Source: Mashable

The brain fart not only has a real name, there's a science to overcoming it.

Hard Search for Less Invasive Brain Surgery Leads to Eyelid

Source: FOX News

Less invasive brain surgery isn't common but surgeons are working out different ways to get to tumors, aneurysms and other problems without as much trauma in hopes that patients recover faster.

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Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Jan. 23, 2015.

The Journal of Neuroscience Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

Dora Angelaki officially began her tenure as editor-in-chief ofThe Journal of Neuroscience on January 1.

New Editor-in-Chief of John Morrison

Longtime SfN member and leader John Morrison took the helm as editor-in-chief of on January 1. 

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Jan. 16, 2015.

New Editor-in-Chief Takes Helm of

John Morrison, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai began his term on January 1 as editor-in-chief of

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