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Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

December 20, 2018

Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

When a hungry worm encounters a rich food source, it immediately slows down so it can devour the feast. Once the worm is full, or the food runs out, it will begin roaming again.

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Real-time readouts of thinking in rats

December 19, 2018

Real-time readouts of thinking in rats

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

The rat in a maze may be one of the most classic research motifs in brain science, but a new innovation described in Cell Reports by an international collaboration of scientists shows just how far such experiments are still pushing the cutting edge of technology and neuroscience alike.

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