Graduate students from Brown University headed to the MBL for NeuroPracticum—an immersive eight-day workshop where students gain hands-on neuroscience experience. By Brown University News Staff Meghan Gonsalves, a first-year neuroscience graduate student at Brown University, spends most of her time studying imaging techniques used to measure brain activity in humans. So when she was asked
BMC Biology has selected “non-model model organisms – whose unique biology can help understanding diverse processes” as one of the journal’s top stories in 2017. Several MBL-affiliated scientists, including Wallace Marshall (co-director, Physiology course) and Julie Theriot (faculty, Physical Biology of the Cell course) provided BMC with a review of selected promising novel model systems.
By Anna Vlasits Squid and their cephalopod brethren have been the inspiration for many a science fiction creature. Their slippery appendages, huge proportions, and inking abilities can be downright shudder-inducing. (See: Arrival.) But you should probably be more concerned by the cephalopod’s huge brain—which not only helps it solve tricky puzzles, but also lets it