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Content Posts Troff document Manipulating Memory with Light
By Andy Fell - Just look into the light: not quite, but researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology have used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories. The work was published Oct. 9 in the journal Neuron.
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Content Posts Troff document Chimps Plan for a Good Early Breakfast
By Jeffrey Day - New research by the University of California, Davis, shows that chimpanzees plan ahead, and sometimes take dangerous risks, to get to the best breakfast buffet early.
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Content Posts Working Migrant Youth in the U.S. Face Exploitation and Social Exclusion
By Alex Russell - Young migrants who come illegally to the United States to support families in their home countries face exploitation, poverty and marginalization, partly because they are not protected by law and lack parental guidance, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.
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Content Posts Does "Free Will" Stem from Brain Noise?
By Andy Fell - Our ability to make choices -- and sometimes mistakes -- might arise from random fluctuations in the brain's background electrical noise, according to a recent study from the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis.
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Content Posts Low-Wage Workers Are Often Trapped, Unable to Advance
By Alex Russell - Low-wage workers know they have to enhance their skills to escape low-wage jobs, but long hours and multiple jobs make skill-building and education nearly impossible, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.
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Content Posts Snubbing Lion Hunters Could Preserve the Endangered Animals
By Jeffrey Day - For hundreds of years young men from some ethnic groups in Tanzania, called "lion dancers" because they elaborately acted out their lion killing for spectators, were richly rewarded for killing lions that preyed on livestock and people. Now when a lion dancer shows up he might be called a rude name rather than receive a reward, according to a new UC Davis study.
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Content Posts Bullying Happens to Popular Teens Too
By Karen Nikos-Rose - A new University of California, Davis, study suggests that for most adolescents, becoming more popular both increases their risk of getting bullied and worsens the negative consequences of being victimized, perhaps because they feel they have "farther to fall."
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Content Posts Male-dominated Societies Are Not More Violent, Study Says
By Karen Nikos-Rose - Conventional wisdom and scientific arguments have claimed that societies with more men than women, such as China, will become more violent, but a University of California, Davis, study has found that a male-biased sex ratio does not lead to more crime.
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Content Posts What Happened When? How the Brain Stores Memories by Time
By Andy Fell - Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? Very often, our memories must distinguish not just what happened and where, but when an event occurred -- and what came before and after. New research from the University of California, Davis, Center for Neuroscience shows that a part of the brain called the hippocampus stores memories by their "temporal context" -- what happened before, and what came after.
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Content Posts The California Poverty Measure
This infographic from the Center for Poverty Research shows the difference in California poverty rates when calculated with the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) and the California Poverty Measure (CPM).
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