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WHAT WE ARE READING
“How smart was T. rex? Testing claims of exceptional cognition in dinosaurs and the application of neuron count estimates in palaeontological research”
By Kai R. Caspar, et al. in The Anatomical Record
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It is far from clear that low Eyes Test scores indicate poor performance at correctly identifying mental states. — WENDY C. HIGGINS, ROBERT M. ROSS

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Larry Young built bridges with his social neuroscience research

By Angie Voyles Askham
10 April 2024 | 7 min read
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Making cancer nervous

Nerve cells in the brain and throughout the body can turbocharge tumor growth — a finding that not only expands conventional ideas about the nervous system but points to novel therapeutic targets for a range of malignancies.

By Sarah DeWeerdt
13 November 2023 | 22 min read
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Uncertainty and excitement surround one company’s cell therapy for epilepsy

After 10 years of work, Neurona may have the data to quiet its skeptics. But its ongoing clinical trial will be the ultimate test.

By Angie Voyles Askham
5 October 2023 | 19 min read
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