Neuroscience News


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.


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.