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    Can You Learn While You're Asleep?

    Presented on NPR's "Morning Edition" and health blog, the research of Weizmann's Anat Arzi – who found that basic learning can take place while we sleep – is getting a lot of attention. Ms. Arzi and colleagues were able to "teach" participants to associate certain sounds with smells.

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    Researchers Discover ""White Noise"" of Smell, ""Olfactory White"" reports on new findings from Prof. Noam Sobel's lab: the discovery of ""white smell."" White noise and white light are made up of sound or light waves mixed together; the team found that combining a range of odor molecules produces the same effect. Their work holds promise for neurobiological research.

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    Israeli Research Shows that Scans Reveal Past Brain Activity

    Israel21c covers recent Weizmann findings indicating that scientists can probe the brain and uncover the history of past experiences. This could reveal what makes us unique, and enable objective diagnosis of neuropsychological diseases. The research, by Prof. Rafi Malach, is based on his earlier revelation that the brain never rests.

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    Scientists Identify the Signature of an Aging Brain

    There is much about our brains that we still do not know, including how it is impacted by aging. But now, as <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports, the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz and Dr. Ido Amit have ""found evidence of a unique ‘signature' that may be the ‘missing link' between cognitive decline and aging."" This discovery could someday lead to treatments to slow or reverse the process.

  • Not to be Sniffed At

    The Economist features Prof. Noam Sobel's device that allows people to use sniffing to communicate via computer and drive a wheelchair; this technology could liberate sufferers of locked-in syndrome.

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    Brain in a Box

    Henry Markram, who studied at worked and Weizmann, wants to model the entire human brain. His controversial project aims to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything we know about the human brain, from ion channel structures to mechanisms behind conscious decision-making.

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    Study Gives Insight Why Females Are Prone to Eating Disorders

    As <em>Haaretz</em> reports, new research by Prof. Alon Chen shows that a ""brain receptor regulates stress responses differently in male and female mice,"" and the way females eat is affected. In fact, female mice were generally impacted more severely by stress. The stress-regulating protein is located in the hypothalamus, which also plays a role in metabolism.