Tag Archives: neuroscience

How Dragonflies Catch Their Prey

A month ago I posted a picture of some fruit flies on a window and said I’d give details when the story is out. Well, the story is out! That window was into a dragonfly flight arena; the flies were … Continue reading

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A Pepper With Buzz

The Szechuan pepper is a curious beast. It’s used as a seasoning in certain East Asian cuisines–most obviously food from China’s Sichuan province, but also in Japan and various other lands. It has an odd effect: a tingling on the … Continue reading

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neuron measurements

For the August issue of the HHMI Bulletin I wrote about how neuroscientists try to measure all those little electrical impulses going around in the brain and figure out how we think. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has quite a … Continue reading

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