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BOLD: Genes and brain plasticity

Can we change how experiences are encoded and thereby modify our behavior? “William James, the famous physician-scientist, once commented that...

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CIFAR Brain Symposium

CIFAR Fellows from around the world gathered to share the latest findings in brain-related research at the inaugural Brain Symposium...

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Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

Is the next generation better or worse off because of smartphones? The answer is complex and research shows it largely...

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Nurse home visits may leave genetic marks on children

In the 1970s, a pediatrician developed a program in New York with an ambitious goal: to help children of teenage...

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Poverty and neglect are bad for the brain — but could lasting effects be avoided?

Childhood adversity leaves tangible and long-lasting marks on the developing brain that could lead to lifelong health and psychological problems....

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An epigenetic key to unlock behaviour change

When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the “nature versus nurture” debate. It’s understood that genes and environment...