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Nerve cells live double lives

( -- Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (part of the Novartis Research Foundation) have identified a new neural circuit in the retina responsible for the detection of approaching ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Sleep helps build long-term memories

( -- Experts have long suspected that part of the process of turning fleeting short-term memories into lasting long-term memories occurs during sleep. Now, researchers at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit ...

dateJun 24, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Organized chaos gets robots going (Update)

( -- Even simple insects can generate quite different movement patterns with their six legs. The animal uses various gaits depending on whether it crawls uphill or downhill, slowly or fast. Scientists from Gottingen ...

dateJan 17, 2010 in General Physics
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Involuntary maybe, but certainly not random

Our eyes are in constant motion. Even when we attempt to stare straight at a stationary target, our eyes jump and jiggle imperceptibly. Although these unconscious flicks, also known as microsaccades, had long been considered ...

dateFeb 12, 2009 in Medical research
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