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Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.
Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics
Diana Kwon | Aug 31, 2017
Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy Relieves Symptoms in Monkeys
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2017
Neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.
Robotic Patch Clamping Gains Eyes
Diana Kwon | Aug 30, 2017
Two groups of scientists combined automation with two-photon microscopy to target and record specific neurons in living animals.
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2017
The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
Biologists Will Be Listening to the Eclipse
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2017
At 100 sites around North America, field recorders are set to record natures’ response to the blotting out of the sun on Monday.
Primate Brains Made to See Old Objects as New Again
Abby Olena | Aug 17, 2017
Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new.
What the Sun Does to Photoreceptors
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye.