cognition
Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier Lives
Bob Grant | Sep 5, 2017
High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.
Image of the Day: How To Train Your Dolphin
Image of the Day: How To Train Your Dolphin
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2017
Capitalizing on dolphins' astute and playful nature, scientists devised an underwater interactive touchscreen game to help them study and interact with these creatures.
Human Cord Plasma Protein Boosts Cognitive Function in Older Mice
Human Cord Plasma Protein Boosts Cognitive Function in Older Mice
Abby Olena | Apr 19, 2017
A protein found in human umbilical cord plasma improves synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory in aged mice.
Slideshow: Nerdy Birdies
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.
Opinion: Assessing Frans de Waal’s Assessment of Animal Intelligence
Opinion: Assessing Frans de Waal’s Assessment of Animal Intelligence
Rik Smits | Nov 8, 2016
In his latest book, the famed primatologist replaces one dogma with another.
Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts
Apes Seem Capable of Inferring Others’ Thoughts
Bob Grant | Oct 7, 2016
Researchers suggest that some nonhuman primates can anticipate the actions of other animals.
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 15, 2016
Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain
Mallory Locklear | Jul 20, 2016
The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.
Go To Bed!
Go To Bed!
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016
The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.
Under the Cover of Darkness
Under the Cover of Darkness
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016
The far-reaching effects of sleep loss