Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns

The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.

The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.

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Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Nov 30, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Infographic: Exercise’s Effects on the Brain
Infographic: Exercise’s Effects on the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 31, 2018
Identifying the molecular interactions that occur all over the body during exercise could reveal how it affects learning and memory.
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Shawna Williams | Oct 31, 2018
Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 31, 2018
As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.
The Biological Roots of Intelligence
The Biological Roots of Intelligence
Shawna Williams | Oct 31, 2018
Imaging, behavioral, and genetic data yield clues to what’s behind effective thinking.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 28, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
Image of the Day: Hippocampal Jalapeno
The Scientist Staff | Aug 30, 2017
To tease apart brain regions involved in forming versus remembering memories, scientists engineered mice whose brain cells could be manipulated and tagged.
Singing In the Brain
Singing In the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 28, 2017
His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.