Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?
Infographic: What Makes a Brain Smart?

Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.

Scientists have proposed a variety of features that influence one’s ability to remember things and solve problems.

neuroscience, culture, ecology, immunology, microbiology
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2018 issue of The Scientist.
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.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
 Robb Rutledge Pinpoints the Factors That Make Us Happy—Or Not
Robb Rutledge Pinpoints the Factors That Make Us Happy—Or Not
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
The University College London researcher is a pioneer in the use of smartphone apps for psychology research.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Dialogue Improves Children’s Learning Abilities
Sukanya Charuchandra | Nov 1, 2018
Regardless of parental income and education, children who engage in more two-way conversation with their parents learn better.

Winter Brain Blues
Winter Brain Blues
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2018
Researchers identify neurological pathways through which light affects mood and learning in mice.
Defeating Fear Depends on Amygdala Suppression
Defeating Fear Depends on Amygdala Suppression
Sukanya Charuchandra | Nov 1, 2018
Researchers determine the neurological mechanics underpinning a technique to extinguish fearful memories using goal-directed eye movements.