In previous studies, eye movements and vision were only affected at blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) approaching the legal limit for driving (0.08% BAC), in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. New research published in The Journal of Physiology however found for the first time that hand-eye coordination is dramatically more sensitive to alcohol […]

Bringing neuroscience out of the laboratory and into the concert hall. We all know that moment when we’re in the car, at a concert or even sitting on our sofa and one of our favorite songs is played. It’s the one that has that reallygood chord in it, flooding your system […]

Collecting tears from Broad-snouted caiman, Caiman latirostris. Credit: Arianne P. Oriá Bird and reptile tears aren’t so unlike our own, shows a new study in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. But the differences could provide insights into better ophthalmic treatments for humans and animals, as well as clues into the evolution of […]

Climate change is changing already extreme nursery environments for baby blacktip reef sharks. Credit: Tom Vierus, www.tomvierus.com Scientists can now explain how baby reef sharks tolerate living in the sometimes-extreme environments of their nurseries — but, they also say these habitats face an uncertain future which may leave newborn sharks […]

Scientists have discovered an earlier origin to the human language pathway in the brain, pushing back its evolutionary origin by at least 20 million years. Previously, a precursor of the language pathway was thought by many scientists to have emerged more recently, about 5 million years ago, with a common […]