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2005-09-28 07:20:27

A single gene may help drive tendency to risky behaviors Why are some people drawn to risky behaviors while others remain more cautious? New research with mice suggests a single gene may be key. Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that a neurodevelopmental gene called neuroD2 is related to the development of the amygdala, the brain's emotional center. They also found that this gene directs the formation of both emotional memory and the fear response....

2005-09-22 14:50:34

We are constantly learning new things as we go about our lives. In addition to learning new facts, procedures, and concepts, we are also refining our sensory abilities. How and when these sensory modifications take place is the focus of intense study and debate. In new work, researchers at Boston University and the University of Montreal unify two lines of research--our understanding of classical learning and a phenomenon known as the attentional blink--to achieve an important demonstration...


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