Neuroscience News


Stress Has Dramatically Different Effects on Male and Female Mouse Brains

Paper describes “remarkable” differences in the way the brains of males and females respond to stress.​


Protein Pair Keeps Brain Function Stable

Disease may result when self-regulation goes awry, researchers say


‘Light Saber’ Offers Precise Tool to Decipher Cell Function

Protein derived from oats is tethered to ‘cell-suicide’ enzyme in new technique​


Bone-Derived Hormone Reverses Age-Related Memory Loss in Mice

Study also identified possible target for novel therapies​


Hidden Deep in the Brain, a Map That Guides Animals’ Movements

With miniature mobile microscopes, scientists uncover a map that is used by the brain to guide our movements.​


Love Your Beauty Rest? You Can Thank These Brain Cells

Hopkins researchers find new sleep-promoting cells.​


How the Human Brain Detects the ‘Music’ of Speech

Groups of Neurons Respond to Changes in Vocal Pitch Crucial to Conveying Meaning, Study Finds​


Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron

Scientists mapped the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.​


First Mutant Ants Shed Light on Evolution of Social Behavior

Rockefeller researchers modified a gene essential for sensing the pheromones that ants use to communicate.​


New Kinds of Brain Cells Revealed

Salk and UC San Diego scientists analyzed methylation of neurons to find new subtypes.​