Neuroscience News


Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-firing Neurons

In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of of human cognition.


The Many Maps of the Brain

Your brain has at least four different senses of location – and perhaps as many as 10. And each is different, according to new research from the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


KISN DIrectors Win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded the 13th Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize jointly to Edvard and May-Britt Moser.


Norwegian Research School of Neuroscience (NRSN) Established at NTNU

School will be coordinated from The Norwegian Brain Center/Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU by Professor Menno Witter.


Novel Studies of Gene Regulation in Brain Development May Mean New Treatment of Mental Disorders

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the Institut Pasteur, Paris has come up with a novel way to describe a time-dependent brain development based on coherent–gene-groups (CGGs) and transcription-factors (TFs) hierarchy.


New Centre for Neural Computation Announced by NTNU

Headed by Kavli Institute co-director May-Britt Moser, the new Centre for Neural Computation at NTNU aims to crack the “Enigma” of the brain – its neural codes.


Winners of the 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards Announced

Winning work appeared in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Smithsonian Magazine, KQED QUEST and WGBH/NOVA and others.


A Flash of Light Changes Cell Activity - and Understanding of Disease

With a milliseconds long flash of blue light, Yale University researchers regulated a critical type of signaling molecule within cell membranes, another illustration of the power of light-based techniques to manipulate cell functions and thus to study mechanisms of disease.


Seven Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes

Seven pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.


Evolution's Gift May Also Be At The Root Of A Form Of Autism

A recently evolved pattern of gene activity in the language and decision-making centers of the human brain is missing in a disorder associated with autism and learning disabilities.