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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rhanor Gillette and Keiko Hirayama, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Caption: Rhanor Gillette, a University of Illinois molecular and integrative physiology professor (left) and graduate student Keiko Hirayama found a simple circuit in the sea slug brain that integrates hunger, sensory information and memory to drive the animal's response to the smell of food.

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