This month in PLoS ONE news: Taste genes, capturing dog thoughts, and more!
Scientists have trained dogs to sit and stay in an MRI tunnel long enough to take a brain scan. These scans reveal information about the way dogs think, and what they might be thinking about. Wired Scientific American Los Angeles Times covered this article
The fascinating case of Phineas Gage has motivated researchers to use CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans, to investigate which regions of the brain were affected in Mr. Gage’s notorious accident, and led to such extreme behavioral changes. Popular Science, The Huffington Post covered this PLoS ONE article.
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