Our first search dog study published

Our first search dog study has just been published in a top olfaction journal, Chemical Senses. As we discuss in this paper, it is amazing how few studies on olfactory cognition, particularly olfactory spatial cognition, have been done on the domestic dog, considering...

French Super-Hero Squirrel School

The Squirrel Zeitgeist is unstoppable! The French Super-Hero Squirrel School! (painting of squirrel in beret by Diedre Wicks, “Water in My Paint” shop on...

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...

Rocky is…pink

Just in time for Valentine’s Day – North American flying squirrels, in the genus Glaucomys – glow PINK under UV light!  Not fox squirrels, gray squirrels or red squirrels — just the nocturnal flying squirrels. WHY? The authors have several...

Judy shows that geckos walk on water

From the New York Times today, a great write-up of Judy’s work that she started as a student project in Bob Full’s amazing class on biomechanics!”Dr. Nirody, who will start research at Rockefeller University this coming year, and Judy Jinn, were...

J Neurosci: Algorithms of olfactory navigation

Members of our Ideas Lab team with others, writes a wonderful review of their findings on algorithms of olfactory navigation. Baker, K.L. et al., 2018. Algorithms for olfactory search across species. The Journal of Neuroscience, 38(44),...