A new wireless device switches oxytocin-producing neurons on and off in mice as they interact, showing the hormone’s effects depend on social context.
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A new, minimally invasive technique allows researchers to activate neurons in the brains of mice and monkeys by using a light source located outside of the head.
A new imaging technique detects specific groups of firing neurons in the brains of moving mice, enabling scientists to study brain activity linked to a particular behavior.
Researchers unveiled a reversible new technique for labeling active neurons in freely moving animals.
Neurons in a brain region called the thalamus may regulate social behavior and play a key role in autism.
A novel implant that delivers complex combinations of drugs and light to mouse brains may uncover the pathways that underlie repetitive behaviors in autistic people.
Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.
The cerebellum, a brain region primarily associated with movement, may mediate the pleasure that comes from socializing.
Injecting a virus toting snippets of RNA into the rodent brain enables researchers to express genes in specific neuron types.
Researchers can enjoy a complete collection of organoid-related publications, transgenerational effects on the brain are tied to a powerful estrogen, and an app that translates infant cries might aid autism research.