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Lead or follow: What sets leaders apart?

Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. In a new study, researchers at the University...

Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep

While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to...

How neural circuits zero in on info needed for decisions

While eating lunch you notice an insect buzzing around your plate. Its color and its motion both could influence how you respond. If the insect...

Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents can have serious health consequences for victims. Early studies have revealed that child sexual abuse is associated with...
Chimpanzee Tushi (Copyright: Jorg Massen)

Chimpanzees of a feather sit together: Friendships are based on homophily...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of...

Stimulating brain region makes people more compliant with social norms

Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have identified a specific brain region that controls compliance with social norms. They discovered that norm compliance is...

New method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells

Biologists of the University of Zurich have developed a method to visualize the activity of genes in single cells. The method is so efficient...

Fish Fossil Shows New Evolutionary Mechanism

Snake and eel bodies are elongated, slender and flexible in all three dimensions. This striking body plan has evolved many times independently in the more...

Psychotherapy via Internet as good as if not better than face-to-face...

Online psychotherapy is just as efficient as conventional therapy. Three months after the end of the therapy, patients given online treatment even displayed fewer...

Computer chips that mimic the brain in real time

Novel microchips imitate the brain’s information processing in real time. Neuroinformatics researchers from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich together with colleagues from...

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