animal brain

Controlling the body clock

A new study from the laboratory of Hiroki Ueda at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center investigates circadian time keeping with a novel approach to creating genetic knock-out rescue mice.

Published in Molecular Cell, the study...

Why big brains are rare

Studies of electric fish support the idea that really big brains can evolve only if constraints on energy intake are lifted -

As a species, we're so brain-proud it doesn't occur to most of us to ask whether a big brain has...