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ecstasy: (R)-isomer with fewer side effects
saving mice from ALS with Cu2+
febrile seizures in rat pups improves memory
open and closed societies
heavy workout for rats
the itch of inequality
traces of forgotten L1
FOXP2 and language learning
sweet potatoe in Polynesia since >100.000 y
what the lame and the deaf dream of
I tell you what you see
imaging of religious belief
musical training-induced changes in twins
making music keeps brains young



ligand with photoswitch engineered close to receptor early obesity with dire aftermath
sea lions with epilepsy
laughter & crying: the lesser known motor nuclei
experimental evolution of conventions
dogs keeping still in the scanner
statistics on 4% of all books
mice with human FOXP2

sex-specific peptide in tooth enamel
homo floresiensis at least 60.000 y old
meditation & brain volume
saison of birth and personality
musical styles defined by statistics on melodies
musicality in newborns


gut microbiota & mental disease
sleep rinses the brain
slenderness by feces transplantation
fathers care like mothers do
arousal from hibernation via peripheral NRs

oxytocin & fidelity of males

reaction to language in newborns

tractography & lateralization

humans  in Beringia 30.000 y ago
mtDNA of homo heidelbergensis
reward from praying
when grief feels good
men & women: different views?
Chinese rats listening to Mozart




 AD, Alzheimer Disease; A, amyloid -peptide; BOLD, blood oxygenation level dependent effect; BP, before present; fMRI, functional magnetic resonance imaging; FOXP2, Forkhead-Box P2 transcription factor; L1, first language; mtDNA, mitochondrial DNA; NR, NMDA receptor; PET, positron emission tomography; y, years