Neuroscience News


Scientists Learn How Young Brains Form Lifelong Memories by Studying Worms’ Food Choices

Young worms can form permanent, imprinted memories.


New Research Replicates a Folding Human Brain in 3-D

Study substantiates a simple mechanical framework for how the human brain folds


Columbia Neuroscientists Develop New Tools to Safely Trace Brain Circuits

Neutered strain of rabies virus maps brain activity in real time; can shed light on how brain cells guide behavior


Memory Capacity of the Brain is 10 Times More Than Previously Thought

Data from the Salk Institute shows brain’s memory capacity is in the petabyte range, as much as entire Web


New Type of Antidepressant Found to Act Quickly in Mice

Compound already tested in humans for other purposes and found nontoxic


Cellular 'Switch' Helps Brain Distinguish Safety from Danger, New Study Finds

Researchers have identified a cellular circuit that helps the mouse brain to remember which environments are safe, and which are harmful.


Blocking a Single Molecule Defeats Chronic Fear

Yale researchers have shown that disabling a single molecule can help animals eliminate engrained fear responses.


Salk Scientists Make Serotonin-Transmitting Neurons in a Dish

The ability to turn human skin cells into neurons that produce serotonin will be a boon for researchers.


To Accelerate Pace of Discovery, Neuroscientists and Funders Launch Resource Aimed at Breaking Data Barriers in Brain Research

With scientists storing data in scores of different ways, Neurodata Without Borders provides a common format or “language" for brain data, beginning with neurophysiology


Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Activating and Silencing Clusters of Brain Cells

New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience