Neuroscience

Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats

June 27, 2016

UChicago neuroscientist Peggy Mason studies empathy--specifically how rats (and presumably other mammals like humans) show empathy toward each other. But in a new study, rats that were given anti-anxiety medications didn't free a companion in distress, showing that they have to be able to feel the anxiety of their fellow rats to help out. [Read More]

Window to the brain

May 11, 2016

In a story that will be appearing in the Spring issue of Medicine on the Midway, we take a look at the work of two of UChicago's brightest young neuroscientists, who use the visual system as a window to the brain. By understanding the activity of individual neurons and neural circuits involved in vision, they aim to unlock the biology of not just how we see, but how we think, how we remember, how we learn, how we make decisions and more. [Read More]

The Art of Science (and worms!)

April 6, 2016

Graduate student Adam Brown is no stranger to a microscope, since he spends his days studying the neurobiology of the nematode worm C. elegans. But these tiny worms don't just serve as model organisms for Brown’s research. They also happen to do double duty as models for his art. Watch Brown describe the art behind his science. [Read More]
1 2 3 17
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,892 other followers