behavior, books, history
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience
Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience
Wendy Jones | Dec 1, 2017
Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.
Book Excerpt from <em>Jane on the Brain</em>
Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain
Wendy Jones | Nov 30, 2017
In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Image of the Day: Red Alert
The Scientist Staff | Nov 9, 2017
Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.   
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.
The Benefits of Trepidation
The Benefits of Trepidation
Abigail Marsh | Nov 1, 2017
While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2017
Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.
Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation
Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2017
The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793
Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.