It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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Monday - check out the new Image of the Week and then see all the goodies the bloggers gave you over the weekend and today:- Scott Huler - A Word in Defense of the Witnesses — and the Word is “Ambiguity” - Glendon Mellow - Bleed Pretty Cells: interview with Michele Banks - Scicurious - SfN Neuroblogging: Dutiful monkey dads and Alpha1a adrenergic receptors, survival, and cancer and SfN Neuroblogging: Serotonin and food motivation and SFN Neuroblogging: Neurogenesis and stress responses and SfN Neuroblogging: The brain and the BMI - S.E...
Image of the Week #17, November 15, 2011:
From: Serratia marcescens: A Tale of Bleeding Statues, Cursed Polenta, Insect Liquefaction, and Contact Lens Cases by Jennifer Frazer at The Artful Amoeba Original source: Robert Shanks, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine These cultures of the bacterium Serratia marcescens show the persistent red pigment it produces called prodigiosin...
I’ve been running around Washington DC for the past couple of days, walking from poster to poster wrapping my brain around the latest research in neuroscience and music, then doing some of my own “field research” by checking out a couple of rock shows in DC...
We continue with Sunday's Neuroblogging adventures with a foray into what can only be a contentious field of study, grey matter in the brain...and BMI.Smith et al.
If Chickens Like Consonant Music, Will They Hate B.B. King? That's Not Even the Right Question to Ask
Neuroscience Can’t Explain Wagner (or B.B. King) writes Christopher Shea on the Ideas Market blog at the Wall Street Journal , arguing against the claims that are made in my post from last week about day-old chickens preferring consonant music...
For the first of Sunday's poster blogging we're going to look at some dutiful dads. Some dutiful monkey dads.Meet the titi monkey.(Awww. Source)Hinde et al.
A few weeks ago I blogged about a recent Nature paper which answered the question of how neurogenesis and stress can reciprocally regulate each other in mice.
One of the interesting things that you get to see when you go to the Society for Neuroscience meeting is what's up and coming, what's hot, and what's kind of fading from the forefront of the hivemind of neuroscience...
You and I – and every single other decent person on the planet who has heard about the Penn State abuse allegations – are having the same revenge fantasy.
Collette et al. "Chronic Alpha-1A adrenergic receptor stimulation increases lifespan and reduces the overall incidence of cancer in mice" Saturday, Nov 12, 2011, 55.10.It's time to kick off this neuroblogging experience with something that you might not initially think is associated specifically with neuroscience: lifespan and cancer...
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