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    Bad Smells Impair Learning

    Performance usually improves with practice, but not if training is a rotten time. A new study shows that people's ability to identify noises declines when the sounds are paired with putrid smells–a phenomenon that may allow our brain to detect danger more quickly.

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    New Research by Israeli Scientists Shows Imprints of Brain Activity

    In new research, renowned neuroscientist Prof. Rafael Malach and his team at Weizmann have found that brain activity stays imprinted for a day or so. This could lead to possibilities such as decoding what someone is, or has recently been, thinking, or provide doctors with a new diagnostic tool for brain disorders.

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    Shining New Light on the Mysteries of the Brain

    Dr. Ofer Yizhar is a cutting-edge young scientist in a cutting-edge young field: optogenetics, the use of light to study the brain. Now at the Weizmann Institute, he was part of the Stanford lab that developed optogenetics. The <em>San Diego Jewish Journal</em> reports on a Weizmann event in San Diego where Dr. Yizhar discussed his work and his love of neuroscience.

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    Scientists Puzzle Over How Bat Brains and Rat Brains Build Mental Maps

    ""Science on NBC News"" reports on neuroscience from Weizmann – courtesy of bats. Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky created tiny equipment worn by the bats while he tracks their brain signals, focusing on memory and navigation. Similar work is being conducted at Boston University as scientists seek to learn how mental maps are built.

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    Four Israeli Women of Note

    Jewish Woman Magazine named the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz as one of ""Four Israeli Women of Note"" for her important work developing radical new treatments for spinal cord injuries.

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    Researchers Are Building a Tear Bank to Better Understand Why We Weep

    Prof. Noam Sobel, who notably found that women's tears reduce testosterone in men, has found a way to preserve and store tears. As <em>Scientific American</em> reports, he is building a cryogenic ""tear bank,"" which will allow researchers worldwide to study the difference between emotional and nonemotional tears, whether tears affect appetite, and more.

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