55 results found
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Reconsidering the evidence for learning in single cells

    Samuel J Gershman et al.
    Single cells are believed to be incapable of complex forms of learning, but reconsideration of historical studies and more recent developments suggest that this orthodoxy must now be reconsidered.
    1. Plant Biology

    Response to comment on 'Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants'

    Kasey Markel
    I am writing to respond to the comment by Gagliano et al. on my article about associative learning in plants (Markel, 2020).
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Shared and modality-specific brain regions that mediate auditory and visual word comprehension

    Anne Keitel et al.
    The comprehension of acoustic and visual speech depends on modality-specific pathways in the brain, which explains why auditory speech abilities and lip reading are not associated in typical adults.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Dopamine role in learning and action inference

    Rafal Bogacz
    A mathematical model describes the function of dopaminergic neurons in both learning and action planning.
  1. Research Culture: A survey-based analysis of the academic job market

    Jason D Fernandes et al.
    A survey of over 300 applicants for faculty positions reveals that there are many paths to securing a job offer.
  2. Annual Report: 2019 in review

    We reflect on eLife’s efforts to transform research communication through improvements to science publishing, technology and research culture.
    1. Plant Biology

    Lack of evidence for associative learning in pea plants

    Kasey Markel
    A fully blinded replication of the most convincing report of associative learning in plants failed to reproduce the phenomenon.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Philosophy of Biology: The analysis of living systems can generate both knowledge and illusions

    Antony M Jose
    By thinking about experimental techniques in terms of six broad approaches – perturbation, visualization, substitution, characterization, reconstitution, and simulation – researchers may be able to generate more reliable inferences.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Pyphe, a python toolbox for assessing microbial growth and cell viability in high-throughput colony screens

    Stephan Kamrad et al.
    An open-source python package for phenotype analyses provides a versatile, modular and user-friendly solution to determine complementary fitness-related traits from large-scale assays of microbial colonies.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Point of View: Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

    Luke Kemp et al.
    20 emerging issues in bioengineering that will have profound impacts on society have been identified.

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