Neuroscience News


Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

New technology is a stepping stone to a neural speech prosthesis, researchers say​


A Neuroscientist and an Economist Explore How Our Brains Seek Out Information

New research reveals the diversity of motives that guide human curiosity​


Kavli Institute Researchers Discover New Type of Brain Cell

Researchers at NTNU’s Kavli Institute have found specialized brain cells that help us navigate in space.​


New Microscopy Technique Peers Deep into the Brain

The technology captures cellular activity across large volumes of neural tissue, with impressive speed and at new depths.​


Johns Hopkins Study Explains Why MDMA May Help Treat PTSD

School of Medicine researchers find MDMA, or ecstasy, reactivates a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before


Had Enough Water? Brain's Thirst Centers Make a Gut Check

Mouse study suggests gut sensors monitor the hydration potential of each drink you take.​


Columbia Team Develops Treatments for Depression

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance to antidepressants.​


Scientists Identify Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights  key  role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers  promising  new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.


Scientists Identify Genetic Factors that May Cause Some People to Become Obese

Genetic  mechanism may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases.


Single Gene Linked to Host of Abnormalities During Neurodevelopment

Mutations of the TRIO gene are found in a significant number of people suffering from several neurodevelopmental disorders.​