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Tech

Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing

An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
brains

What Scientists Found Inside the Brains of 10 Russian Cosmonauts

By imaging the brains of cosmonauts before and after their stints on the space station, neuroscientists discovered how microgravity influences the mind.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
The Most Unknown

What Monkeys and ‘Dognition’ Can Teach Us About the Human Brain

Humans clearly have advanced mental abilities compared to other animals on Earth. Laurie Santos wants to know what makes us special.
Becky Ferreira
10.18.18
The Most Unknown

Our Experience of Reality Is a Bunch of Hallucinations We Collectively Agree On

Anil Seth, a neuroscientist and director of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex, researches the biological basis of the otherwise ethereal topic of consciousness.
Ankita Rao
10.11.18
brains

Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth

Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
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
CYBORGS

Watch a Human Mind-Control a Cyborg Mouse

A group of researchers used optogenetics and brain implants to make mice ignore sex and food.
Samantha Cole
3.30.18
Health

Saving the Brain of a Shooting Victim on New Year's Eve

After the ball dropped, a man walked into the hospital with a hole in his head. My main concern as a neurosurgeon was that he would be a "talk and die."
Dr. Rahul Jandial
12.29.17
Science

This Neuroscientist Wants Researchers to Study More Female Brains

Most non-human test subjects are male. Aarthi Gobinath wants to change that.
Michael Ruffolo
12.8.17
Internet of Things

The Dangers of the 'Brainternet'

Can you hack the Internet Of Brains?
Jacob Dubé
9.25.17
groggy jellies

Brainless Jellyfish Sleep Too

It's the first-ever example of sleep in animals without a brain.
Samantha Cole
9.21.17
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
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