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...

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...

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! ...

Jiwan: From squirrels to international awards for his pastry!

Hooray for Jiwan, who we all knew was a brilliant chef as well as brilliant squirrel biologist! Opening paragraphs from this San Diego Union Tribune article, entitled, “When not analyzing brain scans, one San Diego neuropsychology researcher makes fancy...