Mice run for fun on wheels out in the wild.

By James Gorman If an exercise wheel sits in a forest, will mice run on it? Every once in a while, science asks a simple question and gets a straightforward answer. In this case, yes, they will. And not only mice, but also rats, shrews, frogs and slugs. True, the frogs did not exactly run,Continue reading “Mice run for fun on wheels out in the wild.”

Researchers at the University of Iowa Discover Internal Trigger for Panic Attack in the Previously Fearless

By JAMES GORMAN Published: February 3, 2013 New York Times In the past few years, scientists have learned a lot about fear from a woman who could not experience it. A rare illness had damaged a part of her brain known as the amygdala and left her eerily unafraid. Both in experiments and in life,Continue reading “Researchers at the University of Iowa Discover Internal Trigger for Panic Attack in the Previously Fearless”