BRAIN BUZZ Using transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS, to zap two brain areas prompted people to report that their intent to click a mouse arose earlier than those of people who didn’t receive tDCS (top bar) or who had the supplementary motor area stimulated.
Source: Z. Douglas et al/Journal of Neuroscience 2015; adapted by E. Otwell
Children with autism were better able to tell whether fish (white dots with arrows) were swimming toward the red or green reef, a game that tested the ability to integrate different trajectories.
TYPE ALL With engineering, a natural enzyme can better cut off some sugars that determine if a blood cell is type A, B or AB (as shown), resulting in a generic blood type that is safe for all people.
D.H. Kwan et al/Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015