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What Lies Beneath the Brain’s GPS
New studies have revealed how our brain helps us move around while never losing sight of where we are and where we are going.
Facial Recognition: Cracking the Brain’s Code
A recent study has unlocked the code that allows the brain, using a surprisingly small number of neurons, to recognize any face. The discovery opens new perspectives for research, and could lead to...
Our Decisions Are Irrational
Even the most rational among us make their decisions... at random! The neurobiologist Thomas Boraud explains why in this column.
Making Sense of the Sense of Smell
While we identify odors as being pleasant or unpleasant, we are seldom aware of the complexity of the sensations that they trigger. Researchers are set to fill the gap by investigating this “chemical...
A Sedentary Lifestyle is the Sworn Enemy of our Health
How Many Sexes Are There?
Being gay or lesbian under Nazi rule
CNRS 2020 Innovation Medallists
“We need to rethink the balance between humans and non-humans”
Has confinement turned us into hikikomori?