Neuroscience News


The Restless Brain: New Study Uncovers Vivid Patterns of Neural Activity in the Resting Mouse Brain

Findings offer insight into long-standing scientific question; reinforce use of fMRI for studies of brain activity.


Zika in Fetal Brain Tissue Responds to a Popular Antibiotic

UCSF researchers identify crucial cells targeted by the virus.


“Princess Leia” Brainwaves Help Sleeping Brain Store Memories

Salk researchers discover rotating waves of brain activity that repeat during night.


Researchers Find Widespread Disruption of Brain Activity During Absence Seizures

Yale study finds the entire brain is involved in a common form of childhood epilepsy that causes kids to “blank out.”


Scientists Prove How Genetics Change Behavior by Studying Worms’ Foraging Strategies

Findings provide concrete evidence for game theory, which suggests that population density changes how individuals act.


Researchers Watch in 3D As Neurons Talk to Each Other in a Living Mouse Brain

Microscopy system capable of capturing short-lived events within individual cells, while observing large volumes of brain tissue.


Human Neurons Continue to Migrate After Birth, Research Finds

UCSF Study Reveals Previously Unrecognized Stage of Brain Development


Brain Study Reveals How Teens Learn Differently than Adults

Columbia-led research finds adolescents’ ability to remember is closely linked to reward-learning behavior.


How the Brain Makes New Memories While Preserving the Old

Model helps to explain how the human brain's biological complexity allows it to lay down new memories without wiping out old ones.


The Kavli Foundation commends the establishment of an international brain initiative

Global collaboration among brain researchers will accelerate progress toward understanding and treating the brain.