The Journal of Neuroscience is a weekly scientific journal published by the Society for Neuroscience. The journal publishes peer-reviewed empirical research articles in the field of neuroscience. Its editor-in-chief is John Maunsell, a Boston-based neuroscientist specializing in the visual cortex. Volume 1 appeared in 1981 and issues appeared monthly; as its popularity grew it switched to a bimonthly in 1996 and then to a weekly in July, 2003. Articles appear within one of the following four sections of the journal: In addition, some issues of the journal contain articles in the following sections:
Molecular features of the circadian clock system in fruit flies
Studies of mutant fruit flies reveal how both photoreceptors and the visual system influence circadian clock neurons in response to changing light-dark cycles. The results are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience give ...
Quail breeding discoveries shed light on human sexuality
At Nagoya University and the National Institute of Basic Biology, researchers have found a brain receptor that helps to initiate quail breeding. Meanwhile, researchers at Waseda and Kitasato universities are exploring the ...
Dragonflies can see by switching 'on' and 'off'
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a novel and complex visual circuit in a dragonfly's brain that could one day help to improve vision systems for robots.
Sexually naive male mice, fathers respond differently to pups
Sexually naïve male mice respond differently to the chemical signals emitted by newborn pups than males that have mated and lived with pregnant females, according to a study published March 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience. ...
Shedding light on the senses fish use for navigation
(Phys.org) —New research conducted at Queen's University has discovered that polarized light vision, which is used for navigation and orientation by rainbow trout, changes with age.
Sensing the light, but not to see: Study offers insight on the evolution of photsensitive cells
(Phys.org)—In a primitive marine organism, MBL scientists find photosensitive cells that may be ancestral to the "circadian receptors" in the mammalian retina.
Fruit fly's 'sweet tooth' short-lived, research finds
While flies initially prefer food with a sweet flavor, they quickly learn to opt for less sweet food sources that offer more calories and nutritional value, according to new research by University of British Columbia zoologists. ...
Flies sleep just like us
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered that, like humans, flies sleep in stages of different intensities.
Undergrad researcher has the formula for success
Manasi Malik has just begun her junior year at the University of Kentucky, but the 19-year-old biology major has already been published as a lead author on a paper in a prestigious scientific journal.