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Iranian neuroscience

The brains trust of Tehran

Nature volume 435, pages 264265 (19 May 2005) | Download Citation


An Islamic theocracy ravaged by economic sanctions isn't an obvious place to seek a vibrant cognitive-neuroscience research group. Yet that's what Alison Abbott found on a recent trip to Iran.

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  1. Alison Abbott is Nature's senior European correspondent.

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