Neuroscience News


How Our Brains Store Recent Memories, Cell by Single Cell

Findings may shed light on how to treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy


Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”


Nine Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Laureates were selected for pioneering work in cosmic inflation,  nano-optics and brain networks for memory and cognition.


Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement.


Why Your Nose Can Be a Pathfinder

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU recently discovered the process behind the phenomenon of smells and memories.


Born with Border Patrol in our Brains

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are taking a closer look at border cells and their role in our sense of place.


Can Brain Scans Reveal How We Think?

Scientists debate whether such higher-order processes as consciousness and morality have their own real estate in the brain.



The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative (BRAIN Initiative) is a broad, collaborative research initiative to advance the science and technologies needed to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.


The Kavli Foundation Applauds President Obama’s All-Hands-on-Deck Call to Unlock Mysteries of Human Brain

The Kavli Foundation applauds President Obama's launch of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.


President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2012 Kavli Prizes

President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office the six U.S. recipients of the 2012 Kavli Prizes.