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Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it's probably not because their brains' desire systems are too active, but because their self-control systems are not active enough.

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The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease. When stung, the mice briefly lick their paws and move in again for the kill.

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Yasuní National Park in Ecuador, which is one of the most biodiverse places on this planet, has been opened up for oil exploration.

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Russell Poldrack is scanning his brain activity, charting his gene expression, and tracking his mood to an extent never before done.
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Social isolation during a key period of adolescence increases vulnerability to addiction as well as the difficulty of extinguishing it.

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Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning.

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A collaboration between a college biologist and researcher at St. David's HealthCare could someday lead to personalized treatments for a deadly form of brain cancer.
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Alison Preston, of the Center for Learning and Memory, shows that when humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge.

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Researchers have received a $3.3 million to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.
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Neurobiologist Jon Pierce-Shimomura will research nervous system degeneration, which occurs through natural aging and diseases like Alzheimer's.
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An essential component of animal nervous systems—sodium channels—evolved prior to the evolution of those systems, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

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Rick Aldrich one of two University of Texas at Austin faculty members elected fellows.

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Drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better, says a new study from the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research at The University of Texas at Austin.