Neuroscience News


Yasser Roudi receives 2015 Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

Roudi, a professor at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation, was awarded the prize “for his contributions to the applications of statistical physics to network reconstruction and the understanding of information processing in neuronal networks.”


Brain Signals Contain the Code for Your Next Move

New research from the labs of May-Britt and Edvard Moser at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience pinpoints a brain circuit that is critical for goal location.


How a jab to the ribs jolts the brain into action

Neurobiologists describe the process that allows for enhanced information processing


Cal-BRAIN Selects 16 California Research Projects for Seed Grants

Projects will speed development of new brain technologies, or ‘neurotechnologies’


Brain Imaging Explains Reason for Good and Poor Language Outcomes in ASD Toddlers

Researchers find possible way to predict language development in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder, even before formal diagnosis.


Experimental cancer drug restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer’s

The drug appears to block damage triggered during formation of amyloid-beta plaques, a hallmark of the disease.


Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism

Scientists report finding an accurate blood-based measure that could lead to a clinical test for autism.


One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and "Solar Fuels"

Inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, scientists have developed an electrically conductive film.


Study Shows Connection between Key Autism Risk Genes in the Human Brain

Scientists take major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder


Researchers Map What Shaped the Evolution of the Human Brain

Thousands of genetic "dimmer" switches were turned up high during human evolution in the developing cerebral cortex.