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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018
Distributed neuronal networks help the brain sort smells.
Image of the Day: Moth Proboscis
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 5, 2018
The hawkmoth’s brain uses a different area to search for food than it does to look for where to lay eggs.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
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.
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Scientist to Watch, Takaki Komiyama, discusses his use of chronic two-photon calcium imaging to explore how wakefulness and experience shape odor representations in the mouse olfactory bulb.
Lifelong Neuronal Rebirth
Kate Yandell | Feb 20, 2014
Neuronal regeneration in the human adult brain is more widespread than previously thought.
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism
Scents in a Flash
Amber Dance | Oct 1, 2013
The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.