T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other

Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.

Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.

Magazine Issue
Wielding Fear
Wielding Fear
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2020
The primordial emotion is apt to run amok. But harnessing it can lead to responsible behavior and sound thinking.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2020 issue of The Scientist.
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
The Rise of BCI Enables Advances in Neuroscience
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2020
A nascent but growing consumer market for brain-computer interface technology is driving the development of sleek new tools for decoding brain activity.
The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
The Brain’s Immune Cells Stand Sentinel Against Viral Invasion
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Some viruses, possibly even SARS-CoV-2, can sneak into the brain through the nose. Recent studies show that microglia are ready for them when they do.
Infographic: Measurements that Predict People’s Behavior
Infographic: Measurements that Predict People’s Behavior
Paul J. Zak | Oct 1, 2020
Changes in blood levels of oxytocin and adrenocorticotropic hormone and patterns of neural activity predict how much money people will donate to a cause with high accuracy.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Timeline: When Bad Research Changes Public Health Strategy
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2020
Illinois-based Surgisphere Corporation had a brief moment in the limelight this year following its infamous study of hydroxychloroquine. But the impact of the company’s deception reverberated across world.
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2020
Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them.
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue.