Neuroscience News


The Ties that Bind: Brain cells link emotion with the sensory world

A Q&A on the neuroscience of emotion with Daniel Salzman of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia.


Fred "Rusty" Gage receives Allen Distinguished Investigator Award to reveal biology of Alzheimer’s disease

The award will support research to distinguish the role of aging from the role of disease in disease progression.


Researchers ID ‘conjunction junction’ for brain’s navigation function

Cell study shows retrosplenial cortex is critical interface for mental mapping and way-finding.



Long-term memories are maintained by prion-like proteins

In four new papers, researchers from Eric Kandel's lab show how prion-like proteins are critical for maintaining long-term memories in mice.


UC Davis announces $1 million in awards in response to the President’s BRAIN Initiative

UC Davis selects five interdisciplinary research projects with the potential for high-impact discoveries in brain science. 


Eyeing top performance? Look to the pupil

If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.


"Mysteries of the Brain" video series debuts

NSF and NBC Learn video series highlights research conducted in the White House BRAIN Initiative.


As Life Slips by: Why Eye Movement Doesn’t Blur the Picture
Two specific proteins bind during development to stabilize the brain cells that allow us to see things clearly, even as we move.


Yasser Roudi receives 2015 Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

Roudi, a professor at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, was awarded the prize “for his contributions to the applications of statistical physics to network reconstruction and the understanding of information processing in neuronal networks.”


Brain Signals Contain the Code for Your Next Move

New research from the labs of May-Britt and Edvard Moser at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience pinpoints a brain circuit that is critical for goal location.