Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.

cognitive neuroscience
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 24, 2019
The brain wiring behind scent processing seems to scale across mammalian species.
Computers Extract Disease Clues from Speech
Computers Extract Disease Clues from Speech
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2019
AI models can pick up subtle alterations in linguistic and vocal attributes of spoken language that may be indicative of failing health.
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
Offspring of rats exposed to vaporized cannabis had difficulty switching strategies to get a sugar reward, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than Humans
Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than Humans
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2017
The birds’ ability to multitask may be attributable to a more densely packed cerebral cortex, scientists propose.
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | May 31, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art
Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2015
What can neuroscientists learn from the masters and other artists?