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In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Aoki et al. show that an oxytocin nasal spray can help individuals with autism to identify social emotions: a task that requires representing the mental states of others.
Adding to evidence that sports-related concussions have long-term sequelae, Tremblay et al. reveal white matter changes and cognitive decline in retired athletes and suggest that concussions exacerbate the ageing process.
Kumfor et al. expand the phenotype of corticobasal syndrome by revealing deficits in emotion processing that are more severe than those of Alzheimer’s disease and have a different anatomical origin.

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Edward Reynolds and James Kinnier Wilson discuss Neurology and psychiatry in Babylon.
Louis De Beaumont and Sébastien Tremblay tell us more about the consequences of traumatic brain injury.
Sam Maddox writes about Kent Stephenson, one of four completely paralyzed men that scientists enabled to voluntarily move his legs using epidural stimulation over the lumbar spinal cord.

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