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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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Not Just Lazy: Chronic Fatigue Is Real, New Brain Scans Show


Using new imaging methods, Stanford researchers found distinct differences between the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and those of healthy people.

A Look Inside a Jumping Spider's Explosive Brain

Source: Discovery News

Famed for its excellent vision and pouncing skills, has long been an enigma to neurobiologists.

From Brain to Computer: Helping 'Locked-in' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

Source: National Public Radio

Patients with certain kinds of brain damage can wind up with locked-in syndrome. A recently published case study shows that a non-invasive brain-computer interface can help.

Compound in Cocoa Found to Reverse Age-Related Memory Loss

Source: The Washington Post

Flavanols, found in cocoa and tea, reverse cognitive decline in a key area of the brain, study shows.

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Source: NPR Ed Blog

What, exactly, is curiosity and how does it work? A study suggests that the brain's chemistry changes when we become curious, helping us better learn and retain information.

News from SfN

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- After Election 2014: COMPETES reauthorization 

- Should the government fund only science in the "national interest?"

- NIH proceeds with caution on sex balance in biomedical studies 

- Scientists implicate more than 100 genes in causing autism 

- Not just lazy: Chronic fatigue is real, new brain scans show 

- When shared data is not reproducible: Science is broken–but it can be fixed 

- Opinion: Separate training from research budgets 

- Animal experimentation for medical research must continue, say leading academics

Animal Study Suggests Heavy Drinking in Adolescence Is Associated With Lasting Brain Changes, Memory Deficits

Heavy drinking during adolescence may lead to structural changes in the brain and memory deficits that persist into adulthood, according to an animal study published October 29 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Access Abstracts, Daily Books, and More on Your Mobile Device

Access the science at Neuroscience 2014 on your mobile device with the tools SfN provides online and in the convention center in Washington, DC.

Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society: Food for Thought

At Neuroscience 2014’s Dialogues Between Neuroscience and Society Lecture, noted chef Bryan Voltaggio will discuss how he experiments with flavor to transform the way his guests think about food.

Public Advocacy Forum: Implications for Science Funding

The Public Advocacy Forum at Neuroscience 2014 will focus on the implications for science funding in an era of global brain initiatives.