Neuroscience News

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

03/27/2019

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.​

03/17/2019

Columbia Team Develops Treatments for Depression

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance to antidepressants.​

03/15/2019

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.

03/12/2019

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.

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