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A social hub for worms

There are more connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way, so scientists use simple organisms to search for universal neural-circuit motifs. Their latest find is a neuron for social behaviour.

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Figure 1: The RMG hub-and-spoke circuit.

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Lockery, S. A social hub for worms. Nature 458, 1124–1125 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4581124a

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