Editorials

  • Editorial |

    An overlooked bias in research practices and current global events call for a broader approach to addressing issues of diversity.

  • Editorial |

    In this special issue of Nature Neuroscience, we feature an assortment of reviews and perspectives that explore the topic of learning and memory.

  • Editorial |

    Neuroscience is not spared from wrestling with gender disparity issues. Progress toward more balanced representation has been slow, but improvement is possible with consistent and focused efforts.

  • Editorial |

    This month, Nature Neuroscience presents a special issue featuring reviews and opinion pieces on the theme of spatial cognition.

  • Editorial |

    Reproducibility initiatives seek to promote greater transparency and sharing of scientific reagents, procedures and data. Less recognized is the need to share data analysis routines. Nature Neuroscience is launching a pilot project to evaluate the efficacy of sharing code.

  • Editorial |

    The validity of conclusions drawn from functional MRI research has been questioned for some time now. Nature Neuroscience and Nature Communications are committed to working with neuroimaging researchers to improve the robustness and reproducibility of their work.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special issue highlighting considerations and recent developments in noninvasive techniques that improve our understanding of neural measurements in humans, bridging the gap between human and animal research in neuroscience.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special set of Review articles on neuroimmune communication that highlight how the immune system and nervous system are anatomically connected, mechanistically communicate and reciprocally influence the other's function.

  • Editorial |

    Neuroscientists dedicate themselves to understanding the brain. But what happens when they disagree on experimental outcomes, data interpretation or methodology? Nature Neuroscience debuts a format that invites researchers to debate critical issues in neuroscience.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a Focus issue highlighting progress in basic and clinical sciences advancing mental health research.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special issue on the neuroscience toolbox, highlighting recent technological advances, approaches and collaborative initiatives that are enabling new avenues of research.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special issue focusing on recent advances in computation- and theory-driven approaches to neuroscience that inform a host of biophysical and mechanistic models.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special issue focusing on recent advances in the understanding of the effects of stress on the nervous system and behavior, as well as the role of the nervous system in regulating responses to stress.

  • Editorial |

    10 years ago, channelrhodopsin-2 was expressed in neurons and shown to control their activity. In this issue, we consider how the field has developed since these early optogenetic experiments.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience editors share useful tips on the initial submission process.

  • Editorial |

    Animal rights extremists are threatening nonhuman primate research by harassing scientists. We cannot tolerate these tactics, and we must rally individual, institutional and governmental support to protect scientists.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a Focus issue highlighting recent advances in elucidating the mechanisms driving the onset and persistence of the epilepsies.

  • Editorial |

    A meeting of the academic and industry minds may help fuel the development of a new generation of CNS drugs.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a special focus issue highlighting big data efforts under way in the field.

  • Editorial |

    Large-scale consortia have benefited many fields chasing big data. In the face of new projects, neuroscientists should consider banding together.

  • Editorial |

    It is not enough to refute common myths about the brain: scientists need to highlight interesting real science as well.

  • Editorial |

    There is an urgent need for more research on the effects of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction in general.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a series of Perspectives and Reviews highlighting recent advances in understanding the genetics of complex brain disorders.

  • Editorial |

    Marijuana use is expected to increase as its legalization spreads. With more marijuana users, we should prioritize research on this pervasive, but relatively understudied, drug.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a series of reviews highlighting recent progress in our understanding of the neurobiology of normal and pathological pain and itch.

  • Editorial |

    The BRAIN initiative is set to award its first grants this year. It is imperative that this initiative be funded appropriately for neuroscientists to fully reap its benefits.

  • Editorial |

    A short-sighted bill introduced in the Italian parliament could cripple scientific research in that country. Scientists share some of the responsibility for this crisis.

  • Editorial |

    Dysregulation of protein translation and RNA processing mechanisms in the brain can result in subtle, but widespread, neurological disorders. A collection of Review and Perspective articles in this issue of Nature Neuroscience highlights some of the more unconventional mechanisms of post-transcriptional modifications in the CNS.

  • Editorial |

    Successful translational research requires a solid understanding of the systems involved and their normal functions, which only basic research is equipped to provide.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a focus highlighting recent technical advances in neuroscience.

  • Editorial |

    Scientists need to mobilize to combat changing tactics by animal rights activists.

  • Editorial |

    Nature journals' updated editorial policies aim to improve transparency and reproducibility.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience presents a special focus issue highlighting recent advances and discussing future directions in memory research.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience introduces a methods reporting checklist.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special focus that highlights research on the role of the CNS in the regulation of feeding behavior and how disruption of such regulation can lead to obesity.

  • Editorial |

    We present a special focus on social neuroscience, bringing together several strands of research to highlight recent progress in the field.

  • Editorial |

    A new line of relaxation drinks containing neurotransmitters and hormones purports to help consumers sleep and reduce stress. Scientists should raise awareness of the potential harms of these drinks and pressure industry and government to increase the regulation of their sale and use.

  • Editorial |

    Nature Neuroscience announces changes to its supplementary information guidelines and expands the space allowed for methods.

  • Editorial |

    The UK research establishment needs to ensure that there is a clear, transparent process for reporting and investigating accusations of scientific misconduct.

  • Editorial |

    Scientists should take the lead in opening an honest and accurate discussion with the public about the ramifications of working with animals containing human material.

  • Editorial |

    Blood vessels in the nervous system are not simply inert bystanders that only support the metabolic needs of neurons. We present a focus on neurovascular interactions that highlights our emerging knowledge of how these interactions shape neuronal function both in health and disease.

  • Editorial |

    Responding to referee comments constructively improves the quality of published papers.

  • Editorial |

    A recent proposal to integrate addiction research portfolios from across the National Institutes of Health into a single institute makes scientific sense, but the implementation will require care.

  • Editorial |

    It is critical that studies examining the functional consequences of aggregated proteins clearly identify the exact source and aggregation state of the protein and critically discuss the implications of their approach.