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Human Hearing: A Primer

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses

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Khaleel Razak: Hearing Engineer

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology University of California, Riverside. Age: 44

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Lending an Ear

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

Until recently, auditory brainstem implants have been restricted to patients with tumors on their auditory nerves.


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The Ears Have It

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2015

A teaching obligation in graduate school introduced James Hudspeth to a career focused on how vertebrates sense sounds.


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Oliver Sacks Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 31, 2015

The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”


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Eyes Track Dream Scenes

By Kerry Grens | August 13, 2015

In vivo recordings from humans reveal that brain activity related to seeing pictures correlates with eye movements during REM sleep.


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Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action

By Jef Akst | August 12, 2015

Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.


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Butterflies in Peril

By Bob Grant | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.


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Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons

By Kerry Grens | August 6, 2015

Two research groups have devised small-molecule recipes to directly transform fibroblasts into neurons.


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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.


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