settlers, neuroscience
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 11, 2016
With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 8, 2016
Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.
Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight
Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight
Tracy Vence | Aug 8, 2016
Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus
Megan Scudellari | Aug 1, 2016
As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.
The Death of Diets
The Death of Diets
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Richard Kemeny | Jul 28, 2016
Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs
Jef Akst | Jul 28, 2016
Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.