genome, neuroscience
Cortical Interneurons Show Layer-Specific Activities
Cortical Interneurons Show Layer-Specific Activities
Ruth Williams | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers examine the firing patterns of interneurons throughout all layers of the somatosensory cortices of alert mice.
 
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Study: Most Long Noncoding RNAs Likely Functional
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2017
Nearly 20,000 lncRNAs identified in human cells may play some role in cellular activities.
John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm
John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | Mar 1, 2017
At the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, the researcher studies the neurobiology of music perception.
Singing In the Brain
Singing In the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2017
His first love was dance, but Erich Jarvis has long courted another love—understanding how the brain learns vocalization.
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
 Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.
Infographic: Mapping Musicality
Infographic: Mapping Musicality
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2017
Huge areas of the brain respond to any sort of auditory stimulus, making it difficult for scientists to nail down regions that are important for music processing.
Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors
Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2017
Birds' brains respond to distorted songs with changes in dopamine signaling.
Meeting BRAMS
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.