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Researchers at UChicago Medicine studied young people living in homeless shelters in Chicago to understand how living conditions, mental development and risk-taking behavior are intertwined. This could help social workers and mental health care providers develop better tools to help these kids adapt as they transition from the foster care system to fending for themselves as adults.
With some help from salamander retinas, UChicago neuroscientists show how brain cells can learn to predict motion as efficiently as a highly optimized software algorithm, using a few simple rules about how to connect with each other.