Yet sensory cells do react to pressure waves with frequencies below 100 Hz, as revealed by the fact that such signals actually evoke detectable micromechanical responses in nerve cells in the inner ear, as LMU neurobiologists
now report in the journal Royal Society Open Science.
One of the main flaws of current human, brain-controlled prosthetics is that patients cannot sense the texture of what they touch, said Duke neurobiologist
Miguel Nicolelis, who carried out the study with his team.
More brain power: Neurobiologists
may one day be able to use gene therapy to increase people's learning abilities as well as reverse the effects of aging on memory.
will direct you to the limbic system, a golf ball-shaped mass in the center of the brain that includes portions of the lobes of the cerebral cortex, the thalamus and the hypothalamus.
It is "astonishing," Crick maintains, because so few psychologists, neurologists, or neurobiologists
have attempted to study consciousness by scientific means, and because the history of religion, philosophy, and popular belief has long separated mind from body in a comfortable dualism.
This novel approach makes the book an indispensable companion for neurobiologists
, neurologists, cell and molecular biologists, geneticists, and analytical chemists.
In this volume aimed at neurobiologists
, cell biologists, pathologists, other scientists, investigators, clinicians, and students, Selkoe (Harvard Medical School) et al.
But now, new experiments by neurobiologists
at University of California, Berkeley and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha show how the eye achieves this without sacrificing shadow detail.
It is aimed at cell biologists, physiologists, developmental biologists, immunologists, and neurobiologists
Gomez-Pinilla and other neurobiologists
have aimed to fill this information gap by working with lab animals such as mice and rats--creatures that can be easily manipulated to sort out each one of an experiment's variables and that, unlike people, can be dissected in the end to get an insider's view of the brain.
For example, neurobiologists
can now record electrical activity from hundreds to thousands of neurons simultaneously.
To address the complex anatomy and unusual physiological properties of neurons, neurobiologists
(a term not then in vogue) used highly specialized techniques of anatomical tracing and electrophysiological analysis that were foreign to most biologists.
For their investigation, the neurobiologists
analyzed the function of genes that play a role in the development of the visual system of the fruit fly.
The work is intended for zoologists and neurobiologists
Aimed at neurobiologists
, geneticists, biochemists, and scientists in related fields, this text provides a comprehensive overview of how genetic transcription factors regulate the development and function of the brain.