How a key brain region combines visual and spatial information to navigate

When we move through the streets of our neighborhood, we often use familiar landmarks to help us navigate. And as we think to ourselves, “OK, now make a left at the coffee shop,” a part of the brain called the retrosplenial cortex (RSC) lights up. While many studies have linked this brain region with landmark-based navigation, exactly how it helps […]

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Here's How To Clean Your Phone With A Disinfectant Wipe Without Damaging It

Let’s get real for a moment here: Your phone is your ride or die. It’s constantly hanging on the table when you go out to dinner, chilling on your nightstand when you sleep, and spending some QT with you while you do your thing in the bathroom. Given that your phone goes pretty much everywhere with you, it’s worth noting […]

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Mice ‘detectives’ hint at how humans read between the lines

Some people are annoyingly good at “reading between the lines.” They seem to know, well before anyone else, who is the killer in a movie, or the meaning of an abstract poem. What these people are endowed with is a strong inference capability—using indirect evidence to figure out hidden information. But inference is not a skill possessed by the lucky […]

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How long coronaviruses persist on surfaces and how to inactivate them

A review article summarizes everything that researchers know about the lifetime of corona viruses on surfaces and the effect of disinfectants. How long do corona viruses persist on surfaces such as door handles or hospital bedside tables? Which methods can be used to kill them effectively? A research team from Greifswald and Bochum has compiled all published data that are […]

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