FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

March 17, 2017
FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

FIU: New Study Shows How Eyewitness Testimonies Go Wrong

Eyewitnesses identify more than 75,000 suspects each year in the United States and their testimonies are one of the most compelling and powerful forms of evidence for a jury. But, it’s not foolproof — just ask the 242 individuals who were mistakenly identified by eyewitnesses and served years in prison for crimes they did not commit until they were exonerated thanks to the introduction of DNA testing.

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Researchers at Max Planck Florida unravel the functional organization of inhibitory neurons

March 15, 2017
Researchers at Max Planck Florida unravel the functional organization of inhibitory neurons

Researchers at Max Planck Florida unravel the functional organization of inhibitory neurons

In March 2017, researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) published a study in Neuron that challenges that idea, demonstrating that inhibitory neurons participate in finely-tuned, functionally-specific networks, similarly to excitatory neurons.
Researchers suspect that abnormalities in these networks may play a role in a variety of brain disorders, including autism and developmental disorders.

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