The Loom

Star-Nosed Genius

mole.gifCongratulations to the new crop of Macarthur genius grant winners, including Ken Catania, a neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University whose muse is the star-nosed mole. It turns out that a single strange animal can reveal a lot about how nervous systems develop and evolve. For more on Catania’s work, see my blog post from last year and my article on some of Catania’s recent work for the New York Times.


  1. #1 Markus
    September 20, 2006

    Hey, I saw that mole in Ancestor’s Tale when browsing for pictures with my daughter. This is pretty cool. Unfortunately I’m still few hundred pages (translates to a month or two) away from reading it’s tale.

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