Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research
Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research

The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.

The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.

memory
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Studies have demonstrated that magnetic and electrical currents can enhance memory in human subjects, but the technology is not yet ready for prime time.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
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.

Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Forgotten Memories Brought Back in Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 5, 2018
By stimulating specific neurons in mouse brains, researchers demonstrate that memories from infancy are not lost, but merely difficult to access.
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.
Perineuronal Nets: A Mechanism to Control Brain Plasticity
Perineuronal Nets: A Mechanism to Control Brain Plasticity
Daniela Carulli | Apr 1, 2018
The neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.