In the case of the Washington State research, the project was led by Jason Gerstner, at the university’s College of Medicine. He has found that the expression of the gene FABP7 changes over the day inside the brains of mice. In addition, his team discovered that mice that have had their FABP7 gene knocked out – ie, disabled – slept more fitfully compared to normal mice, which had an intact gene. … [Read more...] about Scientists believe the secret of a good night’s sleep is all in our genes
Which owl is good luck
Of course, the game today is a bit different. At the Nikoli party, guests can look around the room and estimate the number of other people taking part. I have no idea how many people will take part today. Sometimes 10,000 read this column, and sometimes 100,000 do. Who knows? … [Read more...] about Can you solve it? Are you a ninja at numbers?
Doris Tsao, who led the work at the California Institute of Technology, believes the work may have practical consequences in the future. “A face is impossible to describe in words,” she said. “One can imagine applications in forensics where one could reconstruct the face of a criminal by analysing a witness’s brain activity ... you could imagine reading out what face a person is imagining.” … [Read more...] about Scientists discover how the brain recognises faces – by reading monkeys’ minds