Neurons that control judgement of time discovered in the mouse brain
Why does time seem to fly when we are having fun, and to endlessly stretch when we are bored? The passing of time seems such an elusive concept that studying it from the neurobiological point of view might appear short of impossible. But now, for the first time, neural circuitry has been identified in the mouse brain that modulates judgments of elapsed time.
The neurobiology of sex: A researcher’s hunt for the neural circuits of passion
Pleasure, pain, hormones, nature, nurture… There are many players that determine when or even if sex happens. In this short series, Susana Lima, head of the Neuroethology lab at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon, tells us about her work on cracking the neural circuits that wire up sexual behaviour.
Seeking to unlock the inner workings of the brain... from behind a computer
It was a sunny October afternoon. Christian Machens was waiting for us in his bright contemplative office, surrounded by books on Neuroscience and Mathematics. On his office door, a revealing sign, with the words ‘Theoretical Neuroscience’ written on it.