A tradeoff in the neural code

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Noninvasive light-sensitive recombinase for deep brain genetic manipulation

Related video This is a schematic view of the research. Credit: KAIST This is a schematic view of the research. Credit: KAIST Close A KAIST team presented a noninvasive light-sensitive photoactivatable recombinase suitable for genetic manipulation in vivo. The highly light-sensitive property of photoactivatable Flp recombinase will be ideal for controlling genetic manipulation in deep […]

Inability to integrate reward info contributes to undervalued rewards in schizophrenia

Related video People with schizophrenia have a hard time integrating information about a reward — the size of the reward and the probability of receiving it — when assessing its value, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The inability to integrate the two factors correlated with more severe motivational deficits, […]

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of mental capacity later in life

Related video Early adult general cognitive ability (GCA) — the diverse set of skills involved in thinking, such as reasoning, memory and perception — is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities, report researchers in a […]