Neuroscience in the News

Move over, sniffer dogs: now there are explosive-sensing grasshoppers.
  • 27 Feb 2020
  • New Scientist
By answering the question posed in Molyneux’s problem, the invertebrates may have demonstrated an ability to internally represent objects.
  • 27 Feb 2020
  • Scientific American
Consuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.
  • 27 Feb 2020
  • The Guardian
Using clever chemical wizardry, researchers have made human organs see-through. The dazzling 3D maps could one day lead to organs made in the lab.
  • 27 Feb 2020
  • WIRED
An early life full of neglect, deprivation and adversity leads to people growing up with smaller brains, a study suggests.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • BBC
A new study suggests that human neurons may have more computing power than once thought.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • LiveScience
An Iron Age human skull found in 2008 contained an unprecedented amount of preserved brain material, a discovery that has confounded scientists for over a decade. New research finally explains why this brain resisted decay for thousands of years.
  • 10 Jan 2020
  • Gizmodo
Literary scholars have started to study the unique language of visual narratives and how it influences and informs the way readers understand stories, and how our brains develop and understand codes and language.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Quartz
Scientists have uncovered a new kind of electrical process in the human brain that could play a key role in the unique way our brains compute.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Gizmodo
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have successfully used a laser-assisted imaging tool to "see" what happens in brain cells of mice learning to reach out and grab a pellet of food.
  • 03 Jan 2020
  • Medical Xpress
The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Scientific American
Optogenetics, a tool for controlling neurons with light, has given neuroscientists the ability to flip brain cells on and off more or less at will, revolutionizing neuroscience.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Medical Xpress

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