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Jul
13
comment What happens once a brain is full?
This answer only talks about short-term aspects, while the original question is about long-term perspectives, I think.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
reviewed Close Where might I find a list of all recorded instincts by species?
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why are hens so different from other birds?
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the biological function of nose hair?
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the biological function of nose hair?
Jun
5
comment The distance the electromagnetic field of the heart can be detected
I heard such anecdotes from electrical engineering friends. Their circuit was so sensitive that you would see your own heart beat on the oscilloscope just in the vicinity. I don't know what the exact distance was. Perhaps you could as this Q at EE.SE electronics.stackexchange.com ?
May
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to determine the direction of regulation of a gene by comparing gene expressions?
May
19
revised How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
better tag
May
19
answered How best to count bees entering and leaving a hive to measure hive activity?
May
15
comment Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate
peak is positive, but it won't be positive for a long time. the question is ambiguous in that aspect...
May
15
revised Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate
informative title
May
15
comment Membrane potential after exposure to glutamate
positive membrane potential cannot be maintained...
May
6
comment How does an axon “know” it's not connecting to its own neuron?
@Lennart_96 I'm not a particular expert on neurodevelopment, but it seemed to me that they pretty much grew in many random directions. There were no extracellular matrix or chemicals that would give an overall structural guide to the neurons (though there were glia multiplying simultaneously).
May
6
comment How do cats shed their fur?
I would agree if it were only for OP. But what about all the other people who come to Bio.SE to get an answer to this question? For the health of this community, I think having a tiny bit more detail would be a good thing.
May
5
comment How does an axon “know” it's not connecting to its own neuron?
@Lennart_96 that study was done with dissociated cortical culture; they formed random connections. (I happened to work with both authors, and did some modeling study myself, but not on the neurodevelopment side.)
May
5
comment How do cats shed their fur?
It would be extra helpful if you could summarize the content of the links in your response. :)
May
5
comment How does an axon “know” it's not connecting to its own neuron?
Can you give us citations on the study you mentioned?
May
4
reviewed Leave Open Ammonia smell after physical exercise? What is the explanation?
May
4
comment Is there a name for this principle in biological contexts?
conditional probability?