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Roundup: The Brain in Love

Source: Society for Neuroscience
For Valentine’s Day, read up on how love affects the brain.
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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Neuroscience in the News

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The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Source: WIRED

This fight is about more than just social media—it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color in a sunlit world.

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

Source: LiveScience

New research suggests that a single gene may be responsible for the large number of neurons found uniquely in the human brain. 

Five Things Alice in Wonderland Reveals about the Brain

Source: BBC

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. 

Even Bumblebees 'Merge' Their Memories

Source: Los Angeles Times

A study of bees suggests that merging memory may be a way of saving brain space.

Researchers Warn on Anesthesia, Unsure of Risk to Children

Source: New York Times

Experts said that parents and their doctors should consider how urgently surgery is required for children younger than 3 years.

News from SfN

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Feb. 27, 2015.

SfN Journals Adopt CC-BY License

The Journal of Neuroscience and eNeuro have both implemented the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY) license, starting at the beginning of this year.

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Feb. 20, 2015.

Congress Behind the Scenes: How Congressional Staff Affect Science

Plan to attend this webinar on February 24 to learn how the committees and subcommittees involved in neuroscience play a role in your advocacy efforts.

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Feb. 13, 2015.  

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