Topic: brain

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

​ From ancient tribes beating on drums to Zayn Malik's upcoming solo project, music has been a vital part of the human experience. The study of music usually refers to mastering a composition or a specific instrument, but recently scientists have been studying the brain for a totally...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far-fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? ...

Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 represents the 30th Year that Outstanding Scientists in Virginia have been recognized by the Governor and the Science Museum of Virginia.  During this period, world renowned men and women have changed the world through their research efforts exploring technology, nature, and the...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

As a species, our survival is often based on making decisions that make the most sense for upcoming events and situations. Our ability to understand the seasons played a huge role in agriculture. Our early understanding of the cosmos was a precursor to a more in-depth understanding of physics. We...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The concept of using mice for experiments is a pretty established aspect of scientific research.  Mice are excellent examples of mammalian systems and oftentimes their bodies help us understand a lot about our own. So, why do we study mice brains?   Rodents are no strangers to the...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We're all familiar with the world of science fiction, home to the mythical element that binds the universe and can be controlled with one's mind, the Force.  Scientists are working on some pretty remarkable things these days, but can technology ever help us physically control things...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Humanity's ability to learn has been one of the most important aspects to our success as a species.  We learn from mistakes, for grades, out of hunger, and sometimes from our own curiosity.  Interestingly, nearly all of our advancements come at the hands of curiosity. How does...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Our technological development helps us understand more and more about our world. For example, initially telescopes helped make some sense of the night sky and now we have wandering spacecraft that help answer deeper and more detailed questions about the cosmos.  This technological growth...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of humanity's most unique traits is verbal language. All over the world people wake up every morning and greet each other in a myriad of different languages.  Our languages determine cultural understanding, education and many more aspects of life including growth and development. So,...

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