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November 30, 2020

Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain

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November 30, 2020

A new study by MIT neuroscientists shows how the brain is wired for both by tracking the specific circuits involved and their effect on visually cued actions.

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November 23, 2020

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts.

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November 19, 2020

The Allen Institute today announced six new Next Generation Leaders, members of a unique neuroscience advisory panel made up of early-career researchers.

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November 19, 2020

The National Institutes of Health will fund more than 175 grants, totaling nearly $500 million, through the NIH’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, part of a large effort among federal and non-federal partners to use knowledge about how th

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November 12, 2020

Star-shaped ‘glue’ cells make it their business to govern connections between neurons

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November 10, 2020

A new study showing how a stomach ache associated with a novel, appealing food forms an aversion to that food also reveals how areas of the brain may work together to alter behavior based on good or bad experiences.

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November 4, 2020

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future

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November 3, 2020

When a frightful creature startles you, your brain may activate its fear-processing circuitry, sending your heart racing to help you escape the threat.

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October 28, 2020

When neuroscientist Sébastien Tremblay set out to manipulate monkeys’ brains with light, colleagues had sobering advice: “It’s more difficult than it sounds.” Tremblay, who works in neuroscientist Michael Platt’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, uses light to activate or silence precise gro

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October 26, 2020

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, will receive the 2020 Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.

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October 22, 2020

While Neuralink, Elon Musk's startup-venture focused on creating a brain-computer interface, garners lots of coverage in the biotechnology space, other bioelectronics ventures continue innovating in this space.

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October 14, 2020

Researchers appear to have shown how the brain creates two different kinds of thirst.

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October 14, 2020

After eating a bag of salty potato chips, you probably feel thirsty. And after a long period of exercise, you also probably feel thirsty. However, these two types of thirst are not the same.

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October 12, 2020

A grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow a Penn State College of Medicine researcher to lead a three-year, multi-institution project to create an atlas of developing mice brains.

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October 7, 2020

NYU Langone Study Finds Female Mice Fetch Crying Pups, but Experienced Ones Can Distinguish Between Calls

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October 5, 2020

Researchers combined two imaging technologies, creating an atlas of cells that inhibit activity to keep the brain functioning properly.

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October 5, 2020

Neuroeconomist Daeyeol Lee discusses his new book and the development of artificial intelligence, asking 'Will AI ever surpass human intelligence?'

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October 2, 2020

Anatol Kreitzer presented "Mapping the functional connectivity of the motor thalamus" at the virtual Distinguished Seminar Series on October 1, 2020.

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October 2, 2020

Take a look behind the scenes of an article recently published in Nature Methods entitled “jYCaMP: an optimized calcium indicator for two-photon imaging at fiber laser wavelengths” as we invite first author Manuel Alexander Mohr to shed light on this recent research.