FLICKR, Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input

Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.

Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.

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Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids’ brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition.  
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2019
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth
Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline.