Neuroscience News


Scientists Locate Brain Area Where Value Decisions Are Made

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


Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

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


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

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


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.​


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.​


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


Had Enough Water? Brain's Thirst Centers Make a Gut Check

Mouse study suggests gut sensors monitor the hydration potential of each drink you take.​


Columbia Team Develops Treatments for Depression

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance to antidepressants.​


Scientists Identify Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights  key  role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers  promising  new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.


Scientists Identify Genetic Factors that May Cause Some People to Become Obese

Genetic  mechanism may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases.