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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.

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

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Paralyzed Woman Can Now Lift Objects with Her Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Source: The Washington Post | Speaking of Science Blog

Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down for years -- but thanks to a cutting-edge robotic arm, she can move and lift things with impressive dexterity.

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

Source: TIME

Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement.

Brain-Like Circuits Can Mimic Pavlov's Dogs

Source: Inside Science

New transistor design emulates mind's plasticity.

Birdsong and Human Speech Turn out to Be Controlled by the Same Genes

Source: The Washington Post | Speaking of Science Blog

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

Source: LiveScience

One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.

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This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NSF's 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back
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- Academics unimpressed with Ottawa's new research fund
- Failing forward: The slow process of searching for cures
- Doctoral degrees increased last year, but career opportunities remained bleak
- New postdoc report covers familiar ground
- Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say
- 10 ways that brain myths are harming us
- Defending Graduate Education

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Watch the 2014 Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society Lecture

"Food for Thought: Tastes, Aromas, and Memories of Food"

Dec. 5, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

– Deal to avert a shutdown?
– House could consider omnibus next week
– E.U. Commission wants to divert Horizon 2020 money into new fund
– NSF updates transparency and accountability practices
– Football head impacts can cause brain changes even without concussion
– Pain and itch neurons grown in a dish
– Speech science: Tongue twisters and Valley Girls
– What do young scientists want?
– How science suffers during government shutdown
– Memo to Congress: Stop fighting scientific research
– Opinion: On "Funding Research in Africa"

Nov. 25, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Republican Steering Committee recommends House committee chairs for 114th Congress
- Who will hold science's purse strings in new House?
- Science gets a nod in Obama's immigration plans
- New special report highlights NSF-funded broader impacts
- A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn't agree
- 'Emotional map' reveals where human body feels gentle touch
- Alzheimer's test detects disease decade ahead of onset
- Cutting calories slows aging, new study finds
- Electrical scalp device can slow progression of deadly brain tumors
- Reproducibility issue may be science's growing pains
- The rules of replication
- New GOP leaders embrace science but don't hug trees
- Seventy years ago this week, a science policy milestone
- The Shrinking World of Ideas