A recent study suggests that the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which seems to have been written in part to challenge the culture of silence and stigma surrounding suicide, may have actually played a part in raising the suicide rate in the month following the release of the series online. Continue reading Can a TV show really raise the suicide rate?
by Alex Masurovsky To learn more about how grid cells work, researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig are thinking abstractly. Grid cells and place cells work together in the brain to allow an organism to keep track of where it is in a given space. They are found in the hippocampus, a key brain area for memory functioning. Research on these cells has … Continue reading Beyond navigation: the calibration of human grid cells
Formal testing revealed that the jellyfish pulsed 30% less during this period of diminished activity and could be “awoken” with food or prodding, ruling out other possible states such as coma. Continue reading Case Study: A new study from Caltech suggests jellyfish may need sleep too.