Understanding New Brain Research Models
Scientists can now grow living human brain tissue in lab dishes and in animals, creating organoids, neural transplants, and chimeras. While these models will help us better understand the brain in health and disease, they also raise thorny ethical questions that will only get thornier in the future.
Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Vocal LearningQ&A with Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.
Most mammals know from birth how to make sounds that communicate, but not humans. And not bats: Dana grantee Michael Yartsev has collected reams of data on how Egyptian fruit bats learn to make sounds to communicate as a way to understand how we do it.
Scientists in BunkersHow Appeasement of “Animal Rights” Activism Has Failed
These neuroscientists warn that propaganda, political pressure, and outright violence by opponents of animal research now threaten to curtail progress in fields from behavior to psychopharmacology, from addiction to stroke.