Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works

Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.

Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.

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Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Emery N. Brown, Francisco J. Flores | Mar 1, 2019
Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 20, 2019
The same group of neurons encode both actual motion and movement perceived in an optical illusion, according to a study on macaques.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Ashley Yeager | Feb 4, 2019
The research is among the first to find the connection in humans.
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Rocking Improves Sleep, Boosts Memory
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2019
Sleeping on a rhythmically swaying surface helps synchronize sleep oscillations in the human brain, a study finds.
New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 18, 2019
The method combines two approaches to reveal a high-resolution map of all 40 million synapses.
Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism
Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism
Rachel Zamzow | Jan 17, 2019
Two studies find that connectivity patterns remain stable over time in people with ASD, while in typical subjects they change.
Doubts Raised About Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings
Doubts Raised About Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings
Abby Olena | Jan 10, 2019
Despite previous positive reports, researchers didn’t see transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) cut back on people’s urges or eating.
<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
The Scientist’s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2018
From cellular self-digestion to the effects of exercise on the brain, our features editor picks her favorite art custom-made for the magazine.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Dec 1, 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.