Neuroscience News


What Do Animal Brains Have in Common With a Swarm of Robots? Maybe More Than You Think

In an effort to improve robotic swarming algorithms, an interdisciplinary team of scientists will study how the brain allows an animal to navigate and change its route while moving.​


Uncovering the Evolution of the Brain

Salk scientists compare the development of brain cells between humans and nonhuman primates in a novel way.​


Rats in Augmented Reality Help Show How the Brain Determines Location

A new Johns Hopkins study found that rats' ability to recalibrate these learned relationships is ever-evolving, moment-by-moment.


When Neurons Get the Blues: Hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don’t work

Salk study is the first to directly examine cells from patients whose depression doesn’t respond to SSRIs.​


Pinpointing the Cells That Control the Brain’s Memory Flow

Columbia-led discovery in mice aids efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s learning center; stands to inform studies of psychiatric disorders in which this circuitry goes awry.


3D Printed Implant Promotes Nerve Cell Growth to Treat Spinal Cord Injury

In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials.


How the Brain Decides Whether to Hold ’Em or Fold ’Em

Johns Hopkins study sheds light on brain basis of risk-taking behavior


The Most Important Hair on your Head is on the Inside

Miniscule wavy hairs called cilia in the cavities of your brain help keep it healthy and function well.​


New Compound Shows Promise in Treatment of Alzheimer’s

Yale researchers have identified a drinkable cocktail of designer molecules that interferes with a crucial first step of Alzheimer’s.


In the Developing Brain, Scientists Find Roots of Neuropsychiatric Diseases

The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses.​