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The caterpillars who see through their skin to better blend in

If you think life is hard, try being an insect. In a world where everything is out to eat or kill you, merely staying alive is a challenging task. Therefore, it's no surprise that insects have evolved several different ways to avoid being eaten by... click to read more

  • Amy Eacock | Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Max Planck for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
Views 5842
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 20, 2020
How machine intelligence helps in translating the neural code

When we look at the world before us, we experience a unified scene of shapes and colors. But individual neurons in our brain do not. They are microscopic automata that can only emit electrical impulses when specific shape patterns appear in their little territory of... click to read more

  • Carlos Ponce | Professor at Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, United States
Views 5350
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 11, 2020
Gotta recognize ‘em all! Using Pokémon to understand brain development

Despite the differences that distinguish humans from one another, our brains are astonishingly similar to one another. Why are brains organized so identically to one another? This resemblance is especially striking in a region called the "temporal lobe". In this part of the brain, there... click to read more

  • Jesse Gomez | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Neurosciences Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; Psychology Department, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
Views 5426
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 19, 2019
Haptics and Sight in Action: a new way to grasp the human brain

In everyday life, actions are not only directed toward objects we see but also toward objects we already hold in one hand. For instance, even without vision, we can easily grasp the lid of a marmalade jar, open up a bottle or fill a candy... click to read more

  • Ivan Camponogara | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Robert Volcic | Assistant Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Views 4414
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 28, 2019