Welcome to The Transmitter

A new publication for the neuroscience community, The Transmitter offers up-to-date news and analysis of the field, written by journalists and scientists.

We welcome your feedback as we systematically roll out new site features over the coming months. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send us a note at [email protected].



Illustrated portrait of David Sussillo.

FORCE learning and finding an out with David Sussillo

By Brady Huggett
December 1, 2023 | 1 min read
A figure walks along a long road with a gene-sequence-like pattern.
whole-genome sequencing

How long-read sequencing will transform neuroscience

By Tychele Turner
November 22, 2023 | 6 min read
On the hunt for cerebral palsy’s genetic origins

On the hunt for cerebral palsy’s genetic origins

By Shaena Montanari
November 29, 2023 | 5 min read


Illustration of a scientist standing on a ladder in front of a wall of shapes, holding a book-like object in their hand.
open neuroscience

Incentivizing data-sharing in neuroscience: How about a little customer service?

By Maryann Martone
November 13, 2023 | 7 min read
Computer-generated image of a stack of papers.
ai-powered writing

From bench to bot: A scientist’s guide to AI-powered writing

By Tim Requarth
November 13, 2023 | 6 min read
cognitive neuroscience

Mathematical brains — an excerpt from ‘Seeing the Mind’

By Stanislas Dehaene
November 28, 2023 | 12 min read
Sunlit portrait photograph of Christine Wu Nordahl.

Christine Wu Nordahl, doing whatever it takes to get good data

By Laura Dattaro
November 23, 2023 | 13 min read


Dorothy Bishop stands in a dark room wearing a turquoise shirt.
scientific publishing

Retraction, She Wrote: Dorothy Bishop’s life after research

By Shaena Montanari
June 12, 2023 | 12 min read
A brain slice under a microscope.
postmortem brains

Preprint questions validity of postmortem brain studies

By Katie Moisse
June 5, 2023 | 6 min read
A photograph of a mouse against a swirly, multi-colored backdrop
social behavior

Psychedelics give mice second chance to learn social rewards

By Holly Barker
June 23, 2023 | 4 min read

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Welcome to The Transmitter
The Spectrum team is excited to announce the launch of The Transmitter, a new publication for the neuroscience community. Spectrum is now a key section of The Transmitter and will continue to publish news and perspectives about autism research. Soon, you will be able to find all previous Spectrum articles at thetransmitter.org.