PLoS ONE News and Media Roundup
This month in PLoS ONE news: Taste genes, capturing dog thoughts, and more!
Genetics may help determine how your meal tastes, and whether or not you like pork. Scientific American, Wired and TIME covered this article
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
New research shows that ants affected by a parasite that causes zombie-like behavior may be protected by an anti-zombie fungus. Read more about this article at The Guardian NPR, and Discover Magazine
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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