Neuroscience News

05/29/2019

Early Life Exposure to Nicotine Alters Neurons, Predisposes Brain to Addiction Later in Life

In mouse study, neonatal exposure changed biochemistry of reward circuitry.

05/20/2019

Brain Changes in Autism Traced to Specific Cell Types

Study of human brains links gene activity to disorder's severity, flagging targets for future therapies

05/15/2019

Though Few in Number, Young Neurons Have Big Impact

Neurons created during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory.

05/15/2019

Brain Changes Linked With Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Appear

Scientists make progress on predicting Alzheimer’s disease decades before symptoms appear.

05/09/2019

Scientists Locate Brain Area Where Value Decisions Are Made

Data from mouse neurons point to unexpected brain region, carrying implications for health and disease

04/25/2019

Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

New technology is a stepping stone to a neural speech prosthesis, researchers say​

04/17/2019

A Neuroscientist and an Economist Explore How Our Brains Seek Out Information

New research reveals the diversity of motives that guide human curiosity​

04/12/2019

Kavli Institute Researchers Discover New Type of Brain Cell

Researchers at NTNU’s Kavli Institute have found specialized brain cells that help us navigate in space.​

04/11/2019

New Microscopy Technique Peers Deep into the Brain

The technology captures cellular activity across large volumes of neural tissue, with impressive speed and at new depths.​

04/11/2019

Johns Hopkins Study Explains Why MDMA May Help Treat PTSD

School of Medicine researchers find MDMA, or ecstasy, reactivates a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before

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