Topic: neuroscience

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

​ From ancient tribes beating on drums to Zayn Malik's upcoming solo project, music has been a vital part of the human experience. The study of music usually refers to mastering a composition or a specific instrument, but recently scientists have been studying the brain for a totally...

Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum of Virginia.  During this period, world renowned men and women have changed the world through their research efforts exploring technology, nature, and the...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force.  Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sometimes there are some unusual paths that lead scientists to unexpected discoveries.  Inspirations for bold innovative advances come from interesting places, but medical advances sometimes come from the strangest places.  With that said, can venom be helpful to our health?  ...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species.  We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity.  Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ah yes, humanity.  The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth.  Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop their full cerebral capabilities.  Out of all those billions upon billions of...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world.  The more we discover or understand, the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff.  So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes and constant changes, how do...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...
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