TB, neuroscience
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.
Infographic: Mapping Musicality
Infographic: Mapping Musicality
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2017
Huge areas of the brain respond to any sort of auditory stimulus, making it difficult for scientists to nail down regions that are important for music processing.
Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors
Infographic: Taking Note of Singing Errors
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2017
Birds' brains respond to distorted songs with changes in dopamine signaling.
Meeting BRAMS
Meeting BRAMS
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
Visit the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, located in Montreal, to see the research seeking to decipher humans’ relationship to music.
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Ubadah Sabbagh: An American Scientist from the Middle East
Kerry Grens | Feb 24, 2017
The 23-year-old neuroscience graduate student, born in Saudi Arabia and raised in numerous countries, came to the U.S. as a teenager to attend college.
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2017
Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.
ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2017
Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.