No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?
To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.
Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.
Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
A four-time winner of the USA Memory Championship is helping scientists understand how the brain works.
Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.
These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.
The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.
The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.
Micrometer-size magnetrodes detect activity-generated magnetic fields within living brains.
Vesicles load more of the neurotransmitter in response to neuronal activity, researchers find.
The human brain is more responsive to rewards received in the morning or evening than in the afternoon, researchers find.
Healthy siblings of people with the condition harbor more cohesive connections within certain brain networks.
Li-Huei Tsai began her career in cancer biology, then took a fearless leap into neuroscience, making singular breakthroughs along the way.
The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.
Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.
Molecular probes for imaging in live animals
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
While wiping fear from our brains may seem attractive, the emotion is an essential part of our behavioral repertoire.
A decades-old neurological procedure developed under unique and difficult conditions in postwar Japan remains critical to the treatment of epilepsy.