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Our Year in Neuroscience

2015 was a great year for neuroscience and an incredible year for Knowing Neurons.  With the launch of our 52 Brain FactsBrain Books, YouTube channel, and Instagram account, we now have over 5,800 subscribers, 11,800+ likes on Facebook, and 3,600+ followers on Twitter!  We are excited to bring you even more neuroscience research, technologies, interviews, book reviews, brain facts, infographics and so much more in 2016!  Thank you to everyone who made 2015 a great year for neuroscience and Knowing Neurons!

Our Year in Neuroscience - 2015 - Knowing Neurons

From technological advancements in gene editing to furthering our understanding of memories, here are our most viewed posts from 2015:

10. Keeping Memories Fresh by Keeping Glutamate in Check

Dendritic Spines Knowing Neurons

9. Seeing Invisible Colors: Part II

Seeing Invisible Colors: Part II

8. CRISPR-Cas9: Targeted Genome Editing

CRISPR-Cas9 Knowing Neurons

7. Memory Hack: Manipulating the Brain’s Memory Cache


6. Seeing Invisible Colors

Seeing Invisible Colors Knowing Neurons

5. Screensavers of the Brain: The Science of Dreaming

Screensavers of the Brain: The Science of Dreaming

4. The Emotional Mechanics of the Robot-Human Interaction

The emotional mechanics of the robot-human interaction

3. The Neuroscience of Star Wars

The Neuroscience of Star Wars Knowing Neurons

2. Scale Invariance: A Cautionary Tale Against Reductionism

Scale Invariance Knowing Neurons

1. Ghost in the Machine: The Neuroscience of Consciousness

Ghost in the Machine: The Neuroscience of Consciousness

What was your favorite neuroscience post in 2015?


Kate Fehlhaber

Kate graduated from Scripps College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience, completing the cellular and molecular track with honors. As an undergraduate, she studied long-term plasticity in models of Parkinson’s disease in a neurobiology lab at University of California, Los Angeles. She continued this research as lab manager before entering the University of Southern California Neuroscience graduate program in 2011 and then transferring to UCLA in 2013. She completed her PhD in 2017, where her research focused on understanding the communication between neurons in the eye. Kate founded Knowing Neurons in 2011, and her passion for creative science communication has continued to grow.

2 thoughts on “Our Year in Neuroscience

  • December 30, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I just discovered this blog a couple of weeks ago, and what I’ve read so far is fascinating, with remarkably clear explanations. So this list will be fun reading to start the New Year well. Many thanks and looking forward to the “so much more in 2016” 🙂

    • January 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks, Bea, and welcome to Knowing Neurons! Hope you have fun exploring the site!


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