neurons

Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.18
life after death

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.
Farnia Fekri
2.12.17
Food

The Neurons That Would Starve You

Neuroscientists isolate the neural circuitry behind 'anti-hunger.'
Michael Byrne
1.1.17
Math

Neuroscientists Have a New Computational Model for Memory

An explanation for how neurons harness complexity for implementing long- and short-term memory.
Michael Byrne
10.3.16
depression

​What a Night of Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

A study offers new insight into why sleep is so important for our brains.
Victoria Turk
8.23.16
Health

Why Heart Cancer Isn't a Thing

There is a cancer for every other thing in the human body, but why not the heart?
Michael Byrne
5.30.16
depression

Taking on Depression via Electrodes and the Brain's Secret Calcium Signals

New research uncovers a mechanism behind the success of transcranial direct current stimulation.
Michael Byrne
3.23.16
Features

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

A new startup is fusing lab-grown neurons onto computer chips in hopes of improving artificial intelligence.
Joseph Bien-Kahn
2.29.16
earth

Neuroscientists Score a Rare Hit Against an Impenetrable Face of Schizophrenia

Regrowing certain neural connections rebuilds working memories in mice.
Michael Byrne
2.18.16
lit up

We Asked a Neuroscientist How Bitcoin’s Highs and Lows Affect the Brain

"It’s all in the brain​."
Jordan Pearson
11.26.15
lit up

How Optogenetics Could Shine a Light on the Causes and Treatment of OCD

Pulsing light on genetically modified neurons revealed a link between specific brain cells and compulsive behaviour.
Emily Reynolds
11.24.15
Toronto

Depression-Fighting Magnetic Fields Made My Brain Feel Better

I’m still on meds but the feared apparition, the depressive state, has not come to visit for weeks.
Paul Tadich
10.22.15
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