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The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object. 
Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling
Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling
The Scientist Staff | Aug 8, 2017
To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats. 
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Memories Erased from Snail Neurons
Memories Erased from Snail Neurons
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.  
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
The Scientist Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons. 
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2017
Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells. 
Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish
Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017
Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.
Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
Diana Kwon | Feb 21, 2017
Neurons in the spinal cord thought to be itch-specific also act as a braking mechanism for intense pain, scientists show.
Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats
Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 13, 2016
When glutamate neurons are inactivated in rats, the rodents are still capable of REM sleep—but they lose the sleep paralysis unique to REM.
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 12, 2016
Neuroscientists identify how the left and right hemispheres of the mammalian brain connect during development.