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Habits And The Human Brain

A new study published in Neuron has provided strong evidence that the orbitofrontal cortex is responsible for decision-making. A struggle between goal-based and habitual action takes place there. According to the research neurochemicals, called Endocannbinoids, prevent the goal-directed area of ...

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Tidal Pull By Another Object Could Explain Cracks On Moons

Previously the consensus was that the cracks that formed on icy moons such as Charon, are the result of geodynamical activity, plate tectonics for example. A model developed by University of Rochester scientists provides us with a different cause of ...

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In The Future LED Light May Help In Locating Tumors

A system developed by chemist Bruce Weisman may one day be used to locate cancer tumors that are tagged by anti-body linked carbon nanotubes. How human tissue absorbs short-wave infrared light depends on the wavelength of the incoming light. By ...