neuroscience, culture, ecology
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Schizophrenia and the Synapse
Ruth Williams | Jan 27, 2016
Genetic evidence suggests that overactive synaptic pruning drives development of schizophrenia.
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
Jef Akst | Jan 27, 2016
Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 
AAUP Champion Dies
AAUP Champion Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2016
Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 
Processing Faces
Processing Faces
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2016
Other people’s faces are mapped onto our brains.
Cocaine Induces Neuronal Autophagy
Cocaine Induces Neuronal Autophagy
Jef Akst | Jan 19, 2016
A new study supports the idea that cocaine triggers brain cells to eat themselves and suggests a possible antidote.
How Blasts Affect the Brain
How Blasts Affect the Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 13, 2016
Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.
Brain-Training Firm, FTC Settle
Brain-Training Firm, FTC Settle
Tracy Vence | Jan 6, 2016
San Francisco-based Lumos Labs, creator of the brain-training program Lumosity, will pay $2 million to settle deceptive-advertising charges raised by the US Federal Trade Commission.
Book Excerpt from <em>NeuroLogic</em>
Book Excerpt from NeuroLogic
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.
Practical Proteomes
Practical Proteomes
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2016
Cell type–specific proteomic analyses are now possible from paraffin-embedded tissues.
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39