Interview with Wall Street Journal

The Importance of Squirrels for Mental Health in a Pandemic (yes, we’re all going nuts) When Your Best Friend in Quarantine is a Squirrel…. great article by Ellen Gamerman. She and Lucia had a long discussion on what squirrels mean to people living in...

PBS takes another Deep Look…

KQED films our dog research “How Your Dog’s Nose Knows So Much | Deep Look:  Dogs have a famously great sense of smell, but what makes their noses so much more powerful than ours? They’re packing some sophisticated equipment inside that squishy...

The olfactory spatial hypothesis: new evidence from humans

Veronique Bohbot’s group published a fascinating study last fall in Nature Communications, demonstrating an assocation between spatial navigation and olfactory ability in humans; Louisa Dahmani was the first author on this study. Shawna Williams has done a great...

The navigational nose

Published today in the Journal of Experimental Biology Jacobs, L. F. 2019. The navigational nose: a new hypothesis for the function of the human external pyramid. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222: jeb186924 doi: 10.1242/jeb.186924        PDF:  J Exper Biol 2019...

Squirrels and Alzheimer’s? Read on…

Squirrels, Memory and Plasticity So nice to see everyone so nuts about squirrels at Harvard! Colleen Walsh and I talked squirrels for over an hour and here is her excellent summary of some of the highlights. Radcliffe scholar tracks squirrels in search of memory gains...

Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Yup, we didn’t know it either until Katherine J. Wu called from NOVA at PBS, to interview us about the event! Katherine wrote a great piece about why squirrels are so great! ...