Neuroscience News


Zapping Between Channels In the Retina

Investigating the biological basis of vision: Tübingen neuroscientists analyse the ‘division of labour’ in the retina.


Becoming a Navigator

Researchers discover how neurons in the higher mental cortices organize into a functional circuit. 


Study: Lack of Sleep Inhibits Brain's Ability to Form New Memories

Rest lets mice recalibrate neurons that help solidify lessons learned, research suggests


Scientists Pinpoint Fetal Cells ‘Vulnerable’ to Later Life Stress

Researchers have developed a way to identify cells damaged prior to birth that survive but are more vulnerable to stress later in life.


Worms Have Teenage Ambivalence, Too

Salk scientists find that neurological changes mark transition from ambivalent adolescent to capable adult in the roundworm


Rice to Host Visionary Kavli Meetings On Sensing

Halas, Smalley-Curl Institute will organize ‘Grand Challenges’ meetings


Multiregional Brain On A Chip

Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously


Here’s Why You Don’t Feel Jet-Lagged When You Run a Fever

Link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature discovered in mice.


Toeing the Line: Study Finds Brain Cells That Signal Path Of Travel

Cells fire when the animal travels in either direction along a single axis.


Cutting Through the Clamor: How the Brain Helps Us Understand Spoken Words in Noisy Settings

UCSF scientists have discovered a mechanism the brain uses to compensate when speech sounds are obscured by noise.