Nimble Neurons

November 2016

Featured Stories

2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey

Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.

Editorial

Nosing Around

Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.

Speaking of Science

Notable Science Quotes

Nobel's diversity problem, Brexit and science, letters of recommendation skew sexist, and NIH's public perception troubles

Notebook

Opinion

Opinion: Toot Your Horn

Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers

Critic at Large

Modus Operandi

The Literature

Profile

Time, Flies

By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Careers

Reading Frames

Can Science Crack Consciousness?

Researchers seek to disentangle the complexity of the human mind from a cross-disciplinary perspective, but the phenomenon may be out of the reach of human understanding.

Foundations