Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices

Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.

Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.

neuroscience
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Rachael Moeller Gorman | May 1, 2020
Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.
How Mice Forget to Be Afraid
How Mice Forget to Be Afraid
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2020
The animals develop a new memory that overrides the fearful one by inhibiting the cells that encode the original memory.
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Unravelling Memory’s Mysteries: A Profile of Elizabeth Buffalo
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
Studying nonhuman primates, the University of Washington neuroscientist has identified important features of the neural underpinnings of learning and memory.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Infographic: Messing with a Mouse’s Memory
Infographic: Messing with a Mouse’s Memory
Amber Dance | May 1, 2020
Researchers have developed ways to manipulate neurons involved in a particular memory to make mice recall an experience or to remember something that never happened.
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2020
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Where Do Our Memories Live?
Where Do Our Memories Live?
Matthew Cobb | May 1, 2020
A new book explores research through the ages that has tried to map the intricacies of the human brain, including pinpointing the seat of memory.
Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2020
Engineering an ultra-sensitive light-activated ion channel into brain cells allows for the control of neurons in live animals without a brain-implanted light source.
Quasi-Lymphatic System in the Rodent Eye Clears Waste
Quasi-Lymphatic System in the Rodent Eye Clears Waste
Abby Olena | Apr 16, 2020
Two rodent models of glaucoma have defects in the waste drainage system.
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Facial Expressions Decoded in Mice
Ruth Williams | Apr 2, 2020
A combination of videography, machine learning, and brain imaging has identified facial expressions and neural activity patterns in mice that are associated with their emotions.