Electrode Array with needle-like microelectrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
ABOVE: Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.

ABOVE: Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering

brain science

illustration of multiple brain scan images
Power Shortages Dim Results of Many Neuroimaging Studies
Angie Voyles Askham | Mar 17, 2022
Low participant numbers render the results of many studies based on brain scans unreliable, an analysis finds.
Addictive Behavior Control Circuit Discovered in Rat Brains
Lisa Winter | Jan 3, 2020
Some rats showed a decrease in addictive tendencies when researchers activated the pathway, while the behavior of others became more addictive when the pathway was inhibited.

Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Mapping Brain Proteins
Devika G. Bansal | Feb 1, 2018
Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.
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.
Three Dartmouth Scientists Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2017
The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave. 
Meeting BRAMS
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
Visit the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, located in Montreal, to see the research seeking to decipher humans’ relationship to music.
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2016
Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.
Slideshow: Nerdy Birdies
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016
Meet the pigeons that are redefining what it means to behave like a human by displaying remarkable pattern recognition abilities.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2016 issue of The Scientist
Multiple Sclerosis: Is Yawning a Warning?
Benjamin Skuse | Sep 1, 2016
Neuropsychologist Simon Thompson found a possible link between yawning and multiple sclerosis. So what better way to get under the skin of his research than volunteering to take part in one of his experiments?