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||Neuroscientists at Duke University have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more animals can work together to complete simple tasks. These brain networks, or Brainets, are described in two articles to be published in the July 9, [...]
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|'Conjunction junction' for brain's navigation function
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|Using Psychology to Help At-Risk Students
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|Neuroscientists establish brain-to-brain networks in primates, rodents
||Neuroscientists have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more animals can work together to complete simple tasks. These brain networks, or Brainets, were developed in rodents and primates.
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|How Anger Fuels Addictive Behavior
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|Guilt, Depression & The Dobby Effect, Part I
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