Squirrels leap into Science!

Squirrel Olympics! Published today in Science – Judy Jinn, Nate Hunt and I began this project in 2014 – and then developed it with a grant from Stochastic Labs, recruiting Tom Libby, Jennifer Arter and Aaron Teixiera for a month of brainstorming –...

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...

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...

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...