addiction, neuroscience
Brain Controls Paralyzed Muscles
Ed Yong | Apr 18, 2012
A new system decodes brain signals from the motor cortex of monkeys and translates them into basic arm movements, despite temporary paralysis.
Forgetting Drug Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 16, 2012
Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.
Monkeys “Read” Writing
Megan Scudellari | Apr 12, 2012
Baboons are able to distinguish printed English words from nonsense sequences of letters—the first step in the reading process.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
So You Think About Dance?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 30, 2012
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.
A Beautiful Mind
Megan Scudellari | Mar 29, 2012
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.
McKnight Neuroscientist Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 26, 2012
William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.
Nervy Production
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 23, 2012
A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.
Cerebral Beauty
Hannah Waters | Mar 15, 2012
Cap off your celebration of Brain Awareness Week with some artistic applications of neuroscience.
LSD for Alcoholics?
Sabrina Richards | Mar 12, 2012
A retrospective meta-analysis suggests that LSD may aid in treatment of alcoholism.