neuroscience, culture, ecology
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.
Whistle While You Work Your Brain
Whistle While You Work Your Brain
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
Communication based on whistles offers a “natural experiment” for studying how the brain processes language.
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
The long-sought genetic link between handedness and language lateralization patterns in the brain is turning out to be illusory.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Brain New World
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.
Ready, Willing, and Able
Ready, Willing, and Able
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers with disabilities are making their fields more accessible.
Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.
Into the Limelight
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35