Neuroscience News


Brain Makes Decisions with Same Method Used to Break WW2 Enigma Code

Neuroscientists find that when making decisions, neurons in the brain of rhesus monkeys apply the same statistical tricks that were used by the decryption team at Bletchley Park.


Professor Marc Kastner, Renowned Physicist and MIT Dean, Named President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance

The Science Philanthropy Alliance, a coalition of leading nonprofit institutions and foundations dedicated to increasing investment in basic science research, announced today that Marc Kastner will be its first president.


How the Brain Flips the Hunger Switch

The uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana may be driven by neurons in the brain normally involved in suppressing appetite.


Reality is Distorted in Brain's Maps

Norway's NTNU researchers have found how the brain’s GPS is aligned to the real world.


Brain's GPS system influenced by shape of environment

Patterns created by the brain's grid cells are modified by the shape of the environment.


Brain’s On-Off Thirst Switch Identified

Findings could lead to new therapies for dehydration and excessive thirst.


New High-Speed 3D Microscope—SCAPE—Gives Deeper View of Living Things

Columbia researchers have developed a new microscope that can image living things in 3D at very high speeds.


Could gut microbes help us treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain

Mounting research suggests the microbiome may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders.


FENS and The Kavli Foundation announce FENS-Kavli Scholars

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation have announced the first FENS-Kavli Scholars.


Brain Stimulation Counteracts Dangerous Side Effect of Seizures

New research suggests electrode implants could prevent loss of consciousness during and following seizures.