Neuroscience News


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


2015 Winners Named in Expanded AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Competition

Stories on the stressful impact of urban violence on children, the shared aptitudes of humans and songbirds for vocal learning, and the impact of climate change on the forests of Minnesota and beyond, are among the winners of the 2015 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.


Researchers Call for Ambitious Research to Unlock the Power of Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems

Understanding and controlling microbiomes could lead to significant advances in human health and environmental sustainability.


Amy Arnsten Receives the Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

The prestigious prize is named for her mentor at Yale University, pioneering neurobiologist Patricia Goldman-Rakic.


Researchers learn how to grow old brain cells

The new technique allows scientists to study diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's using cells from human patients


Finding the brain cells that make popular antidepressants work

Cells in the brain’s dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus, enable Prozac's antidepressant effects in mice.


US Neuroscientists Call for Creation of 'Brain Observatories'

Top American neuroscientists call for the next step in the BRAIN Initiative: a national network of neurotechnology centers.


Yale professors awarded White House BRAIN Initiative grant

Researcher aims to develop methods for examining neuronal activity across scales.