Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them.
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions
Curiosity and Hunger Are Driven by the Same Brain Regions

Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them.

Researchers tease out the effects of the two cravings by having participants gamble for the chance to satisfy them.

neuroimaging
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Brain Circuitry for Fear and Anxiety Is the Same on fMRI
Amanda Heidt | Sep 21, 2020
A study in people fails to detect differences in the brain’s response to fear or anxiety, long thought to be controlled by different neural circuits.
Research Teams Reach Different Results From Same Brain-Scan Data
Research Teams Reach Different Results From Same Brain-Scan Data
Ruth Williams | May 20, 2020
When 70 independent teams were tasked with analyzing identical brain images, no two teams chose the same approach and their conclusions were highly variable.
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Abby Olena | Jan 22, 2020
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier.
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
Andy Tay | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Replication Refutes Study Linking Neuroimaging to Genetics
Emma Yasinski | Sep 30, 2019
The original experiment found brain activity as measured by fMRI was tied to particular genetic variants.
Image of the Day: Super Speedy Microscopy
Image of the Day: Super Speedy Microscopy
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 9, 2019
Two-photon imaging captures chemical signaling between live mouse neurons on a millisecond timescale.
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Jim Daley | Apr 12, 2018
This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 
Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain
Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain
The Scientist Staff | Mar 6, 2018
Researchers have constructed the first neuroanatomy atlas of a female mosquito’s brain.
Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling
Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 20, 2018
Researchers used light-sheet microscopy to form 3-D images of the process in primary cortical neurons from embryonic rats.