brain-controlled prostheses, neuroscience
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Robo Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Because of a lack of touch, upper-limb prosthetic users must look at their prosthetic hands the whole time they use them. Unfortunately, the prosthetics research community has put most of its efforts into making arms with wider ranges of motion and m
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 1, 2012
Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.
A Nose for Touch
Kenneth C. Catania | Sep 1, 2012
The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.
Missing Touch
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2012
Bionic fingers. Rewired nerves. Science fiction becomes reality as scientists attempt to give prosthetics a sense of touch.
A Story Biological
John Coates | Sep 1, 2012
Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.
Learning During Sleep
Ed Yong | Aug 26, 2012
Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.
Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2012
An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.