How Scientists Are Tackling Brain Imaging’s Replication Problem
How Scientists Are Tackling Brain Imaging’s Replication Problem
Researchers who spoke with Spectrum say that while brain imaging tools have their limitations, they still hold promise in helping to unlock the brain’s secrets. 
How Scientists Are Tackling Brain Imaging’s Replication Problem
How Scientists Are Tackling Brain Imaging’s Replication Problem

Researchers who spoke with Spectrum say that while brain imaging tools have their limitations, they still hold promise in helping to unlock the brain’s secrets. 

Researchers who spoke with Spectrum say that while brain imaging tools have their limitations, they still hold promise in helping to unlock the brain’s secrets. 

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Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Ruth Williams | Mar 12, 2020
Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Abby Olena | Jan 22, 2020
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier.
<em>APOE</em> Mutation Linked to Protection From Alzheimer&rsquo;s: Case Study
APOE Mutation Linked to Protection From Alzheimer’s: Case Study
Catherine Offord | Nov 5, 2019
A woman whose DNA suggested she’d develop early-onset dementia staved off cognitive decline for decades.
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Nicoletta Lanese | Nov 1, 2019
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to Highly Active Brains
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2019
A growing body of evidence supports the theory that neural hyperactivity and hyperconnectivity precede the pathological changes that lead to neurodegeneration.
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
Andy Tay | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players&rsquo; Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2019
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2018
Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Brain Activity Reveals Which Songs People Are Listening To
Brain Activity Reveals Which Songs People Are Listening To
Jim Daley | Feb 4, 2018
Researchers create a program that can use fMRI data to identify which musical pieces are in participants' heads.  
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2017
Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2017
The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Tracy Vence | Apr 6, 2017
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Jenny Rood | Oct 26, 2016
In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.
Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results
Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results
Tanya Lewis | Jul 6, 2016
An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.
Brain Keeps Watch During Sleep
Brain Keeps Watch During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Apr 21, 2016
The first night people sleep in a new place, one of their brain hemispheres remains somewhat alert, a study shows.
Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data
Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data
Tim Vernimmen | Feb 17, 2016
What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
May 2015's selection of notable quotes