archaeology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
As the Brain Ages
As the Brain Ages
Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | Mar 1, 2015
See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.
Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies
Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2015
Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.
“Inner GPS” Support
“Inner GPS” Support
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 5, 2015
Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Brain Cells Behind Overeating
Brain Cells Behind Overeating
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have defined mouse neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail. 
Filming the Nematode Brain
Filming the Nematode Brain
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2015
Researchers record the first whole-brain videos of an unrestrained animal, viewing neural activity as a roundworm moved freely around a Petri dish.
Oxytocin for Autism?
Oxytocin for Autism?
Ruth Williams | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2015
Vernon Mountcastle, who mapped the functional landscape of the neocortex, passed away at age 96.
Crossed Wires
Crossed Wires
Daniel Cossins | Jan 16, 2015
From similar sets of neuroimaging data, researchers are reaching different conclusions about whether brain wiring differs between men and women.