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The unexpected power of baby math

Now Dror Dotan, a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University’s School of Education and Sagol School of Neuroscience and Prof. Stanislas Dehaene of the Collège de France, a leader in the field of numerical cognition, have found new evidence that educated adults retain traces of their childhood, or innate, number sense — and that it’s more powerful than many scientists think.

Finding psychiatric drugs in the movements of mice

Now, using a computational method called data mining, Dr. Neri Kafkafi of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology has discovered a small number of mouse behaviors that can be used to categorize psychiatric drugs more quickly and easily than standard tests.

The difference between obsession and delusion

Because animals can’t talk, researchers need to study their behavior patterns to make sense of their activities. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are using these zoological methods to study people with serious mental disorders.