Has an 18th century anatomist been vindicated by new research on how waste leaves the brain? Rachel David investigates.
Robyn Hopcroft explores the muddled world of morality
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A powerful dance-based exploration of Parkinson’s Disease
Themes of the last fortnight have been medical money spinners, stem cell controversy and Doctors 2.0 …
This article is taken from the Winter 2011 issue of I, Science. Jo Poole talks brain cells, ‘roborats’, and how cutting-edge neurology may help us overcome Parkinson’s Charles Scott Sherrington described the brain as “Biology’s final frontier”. The greatest differences between us and our closest relatives lie in the convoluted folds of a jelly-like organ […]
Expectation of reward and pleasure plays an important role in motivating behaviour. Many of the decisions we make every day depend on our prediction of positive outcomes. The neurological basis of expectation and reward is complex and elusive but research in subjects ranging from bees to humans indicates that the neurotransmitter dopamine has a critical […]