The history of cannabis use likely traces back to Asia as early as 500 BC. The plant’s purpose then was medicinal, but there are reports… Read More »‘This Is Your Brain on Drugs’ — Well, on Marijuana at Least
Skating is something I learned to do by falling on the ice — a lot. When I was a junior in high school, I joined… Read More »Skating on Thick Ice — how do we learn new motor skills?
Curious about how your brain is processing the experience of the pandemic? Johns Hopkins graduate student Emily Han launched a podcast to explore the neuroscience behind pandemic emotions.
The prospect of helping patients is what attracted neuroscience graduate student Riley Bannon to the field of research, but this semester brought many humbling reminders that it is all too easy to lose sight of the bigger, human picture in translational research.
Have you ever wondered why worms and fish can regenerate lost limbs while humans can’t? Read how Seth Blackshaw’s developmental neuroscience lab uses insights from zebrafish to regrow damaged eye neurons in mice.
Recently, researchers at Washington University, St. Louis made a significant breakthrough in developing a blood test for early indications of Alzheimer’s disease. But what exactly… Read More »A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease? Breakthroughs and Limitations
You might have heard artists say they’re right-brained or mathematicians say they’re left-brained. Maybe when you were a kid someone noticed you were left-handed and… Read More »Left- vs. Right-Brained: Why the Brain Laterality Myth Persists
As a fourth-year neuroscience Ph.D. student, I appreciate the variety of topics that lie within the umbrella of the nervous system. Nowhere is this more… Read More »Why Do Students Pursue a Ph.D. in Neuroscience?