Attention to objects in peripheral vision is not driven by tiny eye movements

Journal Reference: Gongchen Yu, James P Herman, Leor N Katz, Richard J Krauzlis. Microsaccades as a marker not a cause for attention-related modulation. eLife, 2022; 11 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.74168 Scientists working on the neuroscience of attention have recently become concerned that because both attention and eye movements, like microsaccades, involve the same groups of neurons in … Read more

Towards self-sensing soft robots with electrochemically driven pumps

Journal Reference: Yu Kuwajima, Yumeta Seki, Yuhei Yamada, Satoshi Awaki, Shota Kamiyauchi, Ardi Wiranata, Yuto Okuno, Hiroki Shigemune, Shingo Maeda. Electrochemical Dual Transducer for Fluidic Self-Sensing Actuation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022; 14 (2): 3496 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c21076 This is where “soft” robots have the upper hand. Made of materials called “elastomers” (materials with high … Read more

Addiction relapse driven by drug-seeking behavior, not just drug

Journal Reference: Maxime Fouyssac, Yolanda Peña-Oliver, Mickaёl Puaud, Nicole T.Y. Lim, Chiara Giuliano, Barry J. Everitt, David Belin. Negative Urgency Exacerbates Relapse to Cocaine Seeking After Abstinence. Biological Psychiatry, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.10.009 The study appears in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier. Given the importance of the drug itself in the development and perpetuation of SUD, … Read more