The AGU Fall Meeting called attention to the growing opportunities and benefits of citizen science - especially work at the global level. Read about high altitude citizen science and the work of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
5 Things About Taste
At our 2014 public lecture How We Taste, Chef Wylie Dufresne, Dr. Dana Small, and Peter Meehan explored the tantalizingly complex concept of flavor. The evening was full of scientific discovery, childhood memories, and culinary innovation. In honor of this enlightening event, here are 5 things you might not know about our sense of taste…
Beta-amyloid: the emperor really does have no clothes:
Yesterday, Roche announced its decision to discontinue its Phase 3 study of gantenerumab, its experimental anti-amyloid antibody, in early Alzheimer’s Disease. The study failed a futility analysis – the clearest possible evidence of a lack of signal. This marks the latest nadir for the amyloid hypothesis – the dominant collective understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease for more
It’s time to wind things down for Christmas, so what better way to do it than to write a short article about robins. And here I mean the ‘original’ or ‘proper’ robin – the European robin Erithacus...
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Recently published in SSRN (and recently published in Psychological Science, Vol. 25, No. 11, 2014): "Detecting Knowledge of Incidentally Acquired, Real-World Memories Using a P300-Based Concealed-Information Test" JOHN B. MEIXNER, Northwestern University J. PETER ROSENFELD, Northwestern University Autobiographical memory for...