Neuroscience News

02/20/2013

Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-firing Neurons

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

12/17/2012

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.

12/17/2012

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.

12/13/2012

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.

11/30/2012

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.

11/20/2012

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.

11/15/2012

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.

07/30/2012

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.

05/31/2012

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.

05/10/2012

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.

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