May 21, 2010
Mount St. Helens, mouse pain, and your brain on Google
Mount St. Helens. Robert Hubner
This week we commemorated the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens three decades ago. Read about the volcano and see a photo gallery of WSU Vancouver ecologist John Bishop’s research:
Happy Anniversary, Mount St. Helens
Photographs of John Bishop’s work at the volcano
Mount St. Helens: The perfect laboratory (Spring 2004)
Leading the rebirth of the blast zone (Summer 2005)
Animal pain has intrigued scientists for centuries. The research took a leap forward with the first study of how a non-human animal’s face can express pain. Read about WSU veterinary anesthesiologist Stephen Greene’s take on the study over on DISCOVERY.
Does Google make us smarter? Read Eric Sorensen’s blog post about new research that shows the brains of veteran searchers are more active, and watch a video of WSU neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp explaining how are brains get activated by Internet searches.
Experience the new Summer 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine and much more at http://wsm.wsu.edu.