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Human visual motion perception shows hallmarks of Bayesian structural inference

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Subcortical volumes across the lifespan: Data from 18,605 healthy individuals aged 3-90 years

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Neural signatures of arbitration between Pavlovian and instrumental action selection


Samuel J Gershman, Marc Guitart-Masip, James F Cavanagh

The evolution of red color vision is linked to coordinated rhodopsin tuning in lycaenid butterflies

Marjorie A Liénard, Gary D Bernard, Andrew Allen, Jean-Marc Lassance, Siliang Song, Richard Rabideau Childers, Nanfang Yu, Dajia Ye, Adriana Stephenson, Wendy A Valencia-Montoya, Shayla Salzman, Melissa R L Whitaker, Michael Calonje, Feng Zhang, Naomi E Pierce

Developmental Variation in the Associations of Attention Bias to Emotion with Internalizing and Externalizing Psychopathology

Jessica L Jenness, Hilary K Lambert, Debbie Bitrán, Jennifer B Blossom, Erik C Nook, Stephanie F Sasse, Leah H Somerville, Katie A McLaughlin

Self-organized biotectonics of termite nests

Alexander Heyde, Lijie Guo, Christian Jost, Guy Theraulaz, L Mahadevan

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Researchers in the Center for Brain Science (CBS) are discovering how brain circuits give rise to computations that underlie thought and behavior. We are determining the structure and function of neural circuits; investigating how these circuits govern behavior and vary between individuals; learning how they change during development and aging; and deepening our understanding of what is amiss in neurological and psychiatric disorders, and how to address these pathologies. To accomplish this mission, CBS brings neuroscientists together with physical scientists and engineers to develop and deploy new tools for neuroscience. Headquartered in the new Northwest Building on Oxford Street in Cambridge, CBS has strong links throughout the neuroscience community at Harvard University. Members are drawn from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard Medical School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

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