Neuroscience News


Scientists Solve the Case of the Missing Subplate, With Wide Implications for Brain Science

A new paper demonstrates that subplate neurons survive, and in fact become part of the adult cerebral cortex​


Nearly 80 Exoplanet Candidates Identified in Record Time

Search considered successful “dress rehearsal” for exoplanet hunter TESS​


A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity​


Study Reveals Brain Activity Patterns Underlying Fluent Speech

Research could pave the way for a brain prosthetic to translate thoughts into speech​


No More Sweet Tooth? Scientists Switch Off Pleasure from Food in Brains of Mice

Columbia study shows that altering activity in brain’s emotion center can eliminate the natural craving for sweet; findings could inform treatments for eating disorders.​


Impaired Energy Production May Explain Why the Brain Is Susceptible to Age-Related Diseases

By studying neurons generated directly from skin cells, Salk researchers showed the impact of aged mitochondria on brain cells​


Brain scientists Identify 'Cross Talk' Between Neurons that Control Touch in Mice

Findings may provide new insights into the connections between movement and touch​


Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

Novel drug protects memory function in mice exposed to simulated cosmic radiation​


A New Way to Watch Brain Activity in Action

New technology is expected to give researchers a dynamic tool to study the brain’s role in various behaviors.


Interconnected Cells-in-a-Dish Let Researchers Study Brain Disease

Using multiple types of cells found in the brain’s hippocampus, Salk researchers modeled how connections between cells go awry in schizophrenia​