Speaking of Neuroscience

Society for Neuroscience’s 2015 meeting in ChicagoBOB GRANT “I’m probably driving my wife crazy.” —Jerome Siegel, University of California, Los Angeles, responding to a question from The Scientist’s Bob Grant about how his own sleep habits have changed since conducting a study on sleep patterns in pre-industrial societies in Africa and South America. “We have a body full of clocks.” —Allison Brager, Morehouse School of Medicine, during a talk about her studies tracking the effects of knocking out a skeletal muscle gene on circadian clocks and sleep homeostatic processes. “Women are not men.” —Georgia Hodes, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in a talk about sex differences in the activation of the nucleus accumbens’s transcriptome in response to stress. “There’s this disconnect between the consideration of sex at the…


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