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Image: Ho-Jun Suk - In this image, a pipette guided by a robotic arm approaches a neuron identified with a fluorescent stain.
August 30, 2017
Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of...
"researches teach this robot just like a child"
August 22, 2017
Tweeted from our colleagues at IIT - "The story of our @iCub on @techinsider!"
Watch the video at the link below.
Here at CBMM, we are happy to count IIT as one of our partners. Their iCub robot is a great tool for exploring...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
July 8, 2017
"To effectively communicate with one another, we have to understand that everyone has their own unique feelings, thoughts, desires and beliefs. Without our ability to intuit the emotions and mental states of others, there would...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
June 19, 2017
"La capacità di gestire i rapporti sociali coinvolge una gerarchia di reti cerebrali che classificano in modi diversi gli elementi di una situazione. Una di queste reti si attiva esclusivamente quando è presente e attivo un...
Social interactions of monkeys
June 6, 2017
"Understanding social interactions and what others are thinking is essential for relationships. Monkeys, like humans, can recognize and interpret social interactions. Primates use behaviors like playing, grooming, and fighting to...
Photo of brain slice.
June 1, 2017
by PAM BELLUCK
The New York Times
"Pulses of electricity delivered to the brain can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other conditions. But the available methods all...
Image from MIT News article
June 1, 2017
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
 
 
Excerpt: "Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 29, 2017
"Monkeys show evidence of having developed the parts of the brain dedicated to analyzing social interactions. The new information - aside from offering a peek at monkey's brain activity - can also help scientists understand the...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 26, 2017
"We humans think we're so special. To determine what sets us apart from the rest of the animal world, scientists investigate features that might be uniquely human, such as self-awareness or language.
But every now and then, a new...
Screenshot from Movie S1 - supplementaty materials, SicenceMag.org
May 26, 2017
Bret Stetka | Scientific American - Neuroscience
May 18, 2017
"For many hours a day they pluck dirt, debris and bugs from each other’s fur. Between grooming sessions they travel in troops to search for food. When ignored by mom,...

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