Neuroscience News


Receptors in brain linked to schizophrenia, autism

Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors.


Making ‘miniature brains’ from skin cells to better understand autism

A new stem cell study could help predict autism and may lead to new drug targets for treatment of the disorder in a subset of children.


The Ties that Bind: Brain cells link emotion with the sensory world

A Q&A on the neuroscience of emotion with Daniel Salzman of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia.


Kavli Researchers Find Speed Cells in the Brain

A “Flintstones car” helps neuroscientists discover speed cells in the brain, a critical part of the brain’s navigation system.


Fred "Rusty" Gage receives Allen Distinguished Investigator Award to reveal biology of Alzheimer’s disease

The award will support research to distinguish the role of aging from the role of disease in disease progression.


Researchers ID ‘conjunction junction’ for brain’s navigation function

Cell study shows retrosplenial cortex is critical interface for mental mapping and way-finding.



Long-term memories are maintained by prion-like proteins

In four new papers, researchers from Eric Kandel's lab show how prion-like proteins are critical for maintaining long-term memories in mice.


Researchers survey the epigenetic diversity of neurons

Scientists have profiled key features of the genetic material inside brain cells and found vast differences that affect gene regulation.


UC Davis announces $1 million in awards in response to the President’s BRAIN Initiative

UC Davis selects five interdisciplinary research projects with the potential for high-impact discoveries in brain science. 


Eyeing top performance? Look to the pupil

If you want to know who is ready to perform at the highest level, look them in the eyes, Yale School of Medicine researchers report.