cloning, neuroscience, culture
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2015
Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Sex on the Brain
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
Sugar Coma Model
Sugar Coma Model
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 1, 2015
How glucose fires up sleep-inducing neurons
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics
Seeing Things
Seeing Things
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
In Oliver Sacks's 2009 TED Talk, the famed physician and writer describes the neurological nature of hallucinations.
Undertaker's Bane
Undertaker's Bane
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.
Whistle Stop
Whistle Stop
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Brain Electric</em>
Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.