neuroscience, culture, ecology
Seeing Things
Seeing Things
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
In Oliver Sacks's 2009 TED Talk, the famed physician and writer describes the neurological nature of hallucinations.
Undertaker's Bane
Undertaker's Bane
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.
Whistle Stop
Whistle Stop
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Brain Electric</em>
Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.
The First Neuron Drawings, 1870s
The First Neuron Drawings, 1870s
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Camillo Golgi’s black reaction revealed, for the first time, the fine structures of intact neurons, which he captured with ink and paper.
Sweet and Low
Sweet and Low
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 1, 2015
Glucose activates sleep-promoting neurons in the mouse hypothalamus.
Holding Neurons Steady
Holding Neurons Steady
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.
Negative Thinking
Negative Thinking
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.
Circuit Dynamo
Circuit Dynamo
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Eve Marder’s quest to understand neurotransmitter signaling is more than 40 years old and still going strong.