Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.

heart attack, neuroscience, culture
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Why Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 1, 2018
The Østby sisters, one a neuroscientist and the other a writer, explore the uncharted territory of memory in their new book.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2018 issue of The Scientist.

The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Shawna Williams | Sep 21, 2018
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 20, 2018
Recordings of electrical activity in porcine brains finds similarities to rodent neural tissue.
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
The Challenges of Bringing Service Dogs into the Lab
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2018
Joey Ramp went back to college to study post-traumatic stress disorder. But the dogs that help her manage her own PTSD complicate her research career.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Ruth Williams | Sep 6, 2018
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.