We are singular as a species in learning and memorizing. But in some disorders, like the “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD), learning and memory have gone terribly wrong. What’s the basis for PTSD in the brain? And can we develop a proper animal model to help patients? Continue reading I Smell Trouble
Time to thank your lucky stars for teachers. Where (and more importantly) who would we be without them? Continue reading Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
by BotsAndBrainz Originally, this was not supposed to turn into a travel blog. Then again, I am a traveling scientist. And the city I last visited (and had some great scientific insights in), is such a classic in the league of overachievers in the natural sciences, that I feel obliged to tell you about my weekend in Cambridge. I arrived late at the station of … Continue reading Encountering Cambridge
Something smells fishy about quantum mechanics in biology… Or does it? Discover what scientists believe to be the science of smell. Continue reading The Mysterious and the Strange – The Smell of Quantum Mechanics
I hope all of you will have a lovely time with your favorite people this Easter holiday! And, of course, lots of quiet downtime for some great reading. 😉 Continue reading BotsAndBrainz wishes everyone a fun Easter!
Travelling is awesome! A jetlag is not. What’s the science behind it anyway? With a little help from serendipity and a jetlagged hamster, I´ve uncovered the story behind the discovery of our inner clocks. Find out what makes us tick! Continue reading Inner Clocks and Jetlagged Hamsters
Because even the behavioral biologists who love their job sometimes question their sanity. Continue reading Behaviorism
(when there´s nothing new for you to find on this blog) Continue reading Books For YOU To Read
Red hair, a topic that has been near to my brain and dear to my heart since the day I was born. Naturally, I find theme days like today hilarious (because it’s always fun to be in the spotlight, even if it’s just based on outer appearance). So pick your favorite ging and start smooching! But before you run off to spread your germs among … Continue reading Kiss A Ginger Day
Climbing changed my life. Time to celebrate a sport, that´s most certainly no hobby – it´s a lifestyle. Continue reading Climbing Towards A Better Me