Category: Lizard Brains

July 11 2016

Hey everybody –  it’s Miguel again! A few weeks ago, I told you about how we cut pieces of brain and muscle tissue into tiny pieces, and then put them on microscope slides (click here to read that post). The next step[…]

June 13 2016

Have you ever wondered how scientists are able to look at cells under a microscope? One way is to use a special machine called a cryostat, which cuts pieces of brain or muscle into super-thin slices. (Jake recently wrote a post[…]

May 29 2016

Have you ever wondered how scientists study the complex, microscopic world inside animal brains? I’m interested in how lizards’ brain cells work, and I’m studying how molecules called lipids help the cells function in hot and cold temperatures.  (You may[…]

April 22 2015

Spring is finally here (at least in Texas) and that means only a few more weeks of school until sweet summertime! Our little lizard friends are just as happy as we are to bask in the sun and warm up.[…]

April 2 2015

Hello lizard friends! My name is Maria Jaramillo and I study Neuroscience in Dr. Johnson’s lab at Trinity University. Here, I get to look at lizard behavior to understand how a lizard’s behavior is related to activity in its brain.[…]

November 17 2014

It’s easy for all of us to list lots of ways that lizards are different from people. For example, most lizards are much smaller than us. They are also scaly and don’t like the cold at all, so they’ll never[…]

July 2 2014

Here in Puerto Rico, we are studying several species of lizards that scientists don’t know much about yet.  One of those species is called the Ponce Grass Anole (Ponce is a town in southern Puerto Rico), and its scientific name[…]