More Stories in Neuroscience

  1. Neuroscience

    ‘Do I Know You?’ explores face blindness and the science of the mind

    In her memoir, journalist Sadie Dingfelder draws on her own experiences to highlight the astonishing diversity of people’s inner lives.

  2. Neuroscience

    Pain may take different pathways in men and women

    Sex differences in the function of nerve cells in mice, monkeys and humans suggest a new way to treat pain conditions.

  3. Neuroscience

    Biological puzzles abound in an up-close look at a human brain

    Mirror-image nerve cells, tight bonds between neuron pairs and surprising axon swirls abound in a bit of gray matter smaller than a grain of rice.

  4. Neuroscience

    Two distinct neural pathways may make opioids like fentanyl so addictive

    A study in mice looked at how feelings of reward and withdrawal that opioids trigger play out in two separate circuits in the brain.

  5. Neuroscience

    The heart plays a hidden role in our mental health

    Deciphering the messages that the heart sends to the brain could lead to new anxiety treatments and even unlock the secrets of consciousness.

  6. Neuroscience

    How smart was T. rex?

    A debate over how to count neurons in dinosaurs is raising questions about how to understand extinct animals’ behavior.

  7. Neuroscience

    Lampreys have ‘fight or flight’ cells, challenging ideas about nervous system evolution

    The discovery of sympathetic nervous system cells in lampreys draws a closer tie between the animal and complex vertebrates — such as humans.

  8. Neuroscience

    Rat cells grew in mice brains, and helped sniff out cookies

    When implanted into mouse embryos, stem cells from rats grew into forebrains and structures that handle smells.

  9. Neuroscience

    These windpipe cells trigger coughs to keep water out of the lungs

    Neuroendocrine cells can sense substances on the way to the lungs and prompt reactions such as coughing and swallowing, experiments in mice show.