Neuroscience News


Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

Yale researchers predict how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes.


Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

Measuring activity from more neurons in more areas over weeks to months will increase understanding of complex cognitive processes.​


Brain Stimulation Relieves Depression Symptoms

Human study suggests lateral orbitofrontal cortex as  promising  target for therapeutic brain stimulation to treat intractable depression.​


New Method for Studying Gene Expression Could Improve Understanding of Brain Disease

The scientists show that the genes expressed by a particular cell type can vary across species, and between individuals.​​


Mosquito Genome Opens New Avenues for Reducing Bug-Borne Disease

A recent multi-institutional study, led by Rockefeller scientists, has produced a new blueprint of the Aedes aegypti genome.​


Brain Signature of Depressed Mood Unveiled in New Study

Direct recordings of human brain activity link memory, emotion and anxiety during bouts of low mood.


Scientists Record Posture-Coding Neurons in the Cortex

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience may have just uncovered key aspects of how the brain controls posture.​


How to Reverse Memory Loss in Old Mice

Columbia scientists reveal new details of how a naturally occurring hormone can boost memory in aging mice, laying the groundwork for staving off this form of memory loss in people.


Election Day: The Brain Science of Making Decisions

Featuring Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD​


Brain Cells Called Astrocytes Have Unexpected Role in Brain “Plasticity”

Salk researchers show protein made by astrocytes enables the brain’s maturation and regulates its flexibility.​