Neuroscience News


Seizures Follow Similar Path Regardless of Speed, Says Study

Finding confirms that seizures are not the result of neurons randomly going haywire.


Scientists Use Algorithm to Peer Through Opaque Brains

The algorithm allowed researchers to pinpoint the signals from hundreds of individual neurons in a single recording.


How the Brain Recognizes What the Eyes See

New Salk Institute work outlining brain’s visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment


A Star is Born: Lesser-Known Brain Cell Takes Center Stage

New Salk method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer’s and depression.


Brain’s Immune Cells Linked To Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia

Salk and UC San Diego scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses.


New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

The device could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.


How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell about the brain's ability to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘other’. 


Scientists Identify a Neural Circuit That Rotates a Fly’s Internal Compass

The compass signal in the fly brain bears a strong resemblance to the navigation system in rats.


Newly Discovered Brain Network Offers Clues to Social Cognition

Study investigated the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. 


Opioid Receptors: A New Target for Antidepressants?

The antidepressant tianeptine works via the mu opioid receptor, like morphine, and also relieves pain.