Scientists studying pond scum discovered its peculiar ability to sense light, even without eyes. This discovery would eventually lead to a technique called optogenetics, one of the most powerful techniques for mapping the human brain. Find out how in this original video from BrainFacts.org:
Songbirds are one of the few known species who learn to speak (or sing) like we do. That makes them the perfect case study to learn about the origins of language in the brain.Continue reading
This is BIG week for neuroscience!
Each year more than 30,000 neuroscientists from more than 80 countries come together in the largest scientific meeting in the world! At the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, neuroscientists present their newest scientific discoveries about the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. More than 15,500 presentations are given, ranging in topic from molecules to human behavior. Over 500 exhibitors share new tools and cutting edge technologies at this largest neuroscience marketplace in the world. In this exciting environment, you can learn from experts, collaborate with peers, and explore all things neuroscience!Continue reading