Neuroscience News


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.​


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.