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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...
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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,...
Scientists just found a defining feature of the human brain in monkeys.
May 25, 2017
"A new look inside monkeys brains is forcing researchers to reconsider what makes humans unique, as you can see in the video above.
It’s no surprise that humans and many types of monkeys have a lot in common; we’re both social...
Social interactions of monkeys
May 24, 2017
"Monkey brains have sections dedicated solely to social interactions, a new finding that researchers say could help us better understand the human mind.
Scientists scanning the brains of rhesus macaques found that certain parts...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 23, 2017
"Primates are intensely social species. We smoothly maneuver in our social environment by effortlessly understanding our peers' encounters. But what is the neural circuitry that is engaged when primates perceive such scenes of...

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