Category Archives: Neuroscience

The colors of the Brainbow: when science looks like art

In a previous post I wrote that science was not art. Well, it’s true, science is not art but sometimes it looks a lot like art. Sometimes it produces images that wouldn’t be out of place among the displays of

The colors of the Brainbow: when science looks like art

In a previous post I wrote that science was not art. Well, it’s true, science is not art but sometimes it looks a lot like art. Sometimes it produces images that wouldn’t be out of place among the displays of

A flashlight to explore the brain

You’re standing in front of a machine, any machine: a coffee machine, a computer, a washing machine… and you want the machine to do something. What do you do? You press a button. To make our life easier the buttons

A flashlight to explore the brain

You’re standing in front of a machine, any machine: a coffee machine, a computer, a washing machine… and you want the machine to do something. What do you do? You press a button. To make our life easier the buttons

One more genetic clue about what makes us human

Where do we come from? If there’s one question that has obsessed humanity since the dawn of time, maybe that’s the one. In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin wrote: “We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy,

One more genetic clue about what makes us human

Where do we come from? If there’s one question that has obsessed humanity since the dawn of time, maybe that’s the one. In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin wrote: “We thus learn that man is descended from a hairy,

Novelty seeking in honey bees and humans, same mechanisms

Individuals behave differently. But what are the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for these differences in behavior? Scientists searched for an answer by comparing gene expression in the brain between honey bees that seek novelty and those which do not.

Novelty seeking in honey bees and humans, same mechanisms

Individuals behave differently. But what are the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for these differences in behavior? Scientists searched for an answer by comparing gene expression in the brain between honey bees that seek novelty and those which do not.

How memory becomes hazy with marijuana

Marijuana is known to impair memory. But until now the mechanism through which marijuana affects memory was unknown. Researchers took a closer look at the brain of rats and mice to find out. Researchers injected rats with a cannabinoid, the

How memory becomes hazy with marijuana

Marijuana is known to impair memory. But until now the mechanism through which marijuana affects memory was unknown. Researchers took a closer look at the brain of rats and mice to find out. Researchers injected rats with a cannabinoid, the