neuroscience

Math Bee
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
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
the brain
the brain

A Brief and Beautiful History of Neuroimaging

More than one century ago a classical scientist produced 3000 images of the brain. They still inform neuroscience today.
Troy Farah
11.2.17
code
code

Someone Programmed an Arduino Board with a Worm's Brain

302 simulated roundworm neurons running on a cheap hobbyist hardware platform.
Michael Byrne
10.5.17
mental health
mental health

Unselfish People Are More Likely to Wind Up With Depression

New research links elevated responses to unfairness to later appearance of depression markers.
Michael Byrne
10.3.17
brains
brains

Neuroscientists Hack Itching, Exposing a Mysterious Neural Circuit

A key to understanding why scratching an itch feels so good.
Michael Byrne
8.17.17
machine learning
machine learning

Neuromorphic Chips Offer Neural Networks That Actually Work Like the Brain

Image recognition in a snap.
Michael Byrne
5.22.17
Trust Your Gut
Trust Your Gut

Can We Turn Our Intuition Into a Real-Life Superpower?

US military scientists are trying to identify where "gut feelings" come from in an effort to create the perfect soldiers.
Adam Piore
3.20.17
humans of the year
humans of the year

Katrin Amunts is Making a Digital Atlas of the Human Brain

The celebrated German neuroscientist has spent her career pioneering the 3D reconstruction of the human brain.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.3.17
studies
studies

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain

New research finds a marked increase in dementia among those living by busy roadways.
Michael Byrne
1.21.17
FOOD
FOOD

The Neurons That Would Starve You

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

Neuroscientists Hack Sense of Touch

By tweaking neural calcium levels, it's possible to crank up and down touch sensations.
Michael Byrne
1.1.17