archaeology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Leader in Birdsong Research Dies
Leader in Birdsong Research Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 29, 2014
Allison Doupe, a neuroscientist known for her work exploring the neural mechanisms of learning, has passed away.
Still There
Still There
Jef Akst | Oct 20, 2014
Researchers identify brain activity patterns that may indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious.
Neuro-Insights into Holding It
Neuro-Insights into Holding It
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2014
Scientists reveal the neural underpinnings—and muscles tightly linked with—the involuntary flexing of the pelvic floor, which comprises muscles that help us delay urination.
Week in Review: October 13–17
Week in Review: October 13–17
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2014
Snail not extinct after all; results too good to be true?; mice need myelin production for motor learning; keeping the brain young; the evolution of archaea
Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning
Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2014
The production of new myelin in the brain—a function of non-neuronal glial cells—may be necessary for motor learning, a mouse study shows.
Turning Back the Brain’s Clock
Turning Back the Brain’s Clock
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 15, 2014
The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 
Eye Spies
Eye Spies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2014
An issue highlighting advances in vision research
One Fish, Two Fish
One Fish, Two Fish
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.
Guiding Light
Guiding Light
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.
Sound and Light Show
Sound and Light Show
Tracy Vence | Oct 1, 2014
Sounds trigger a response in the visual cortex that predicts how accurately a person can identify a visual target.