Neuroscience News


Prominent U.S. Research Institutions Announce Collaboration Toward Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.


President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2014 Kavli Prizes

At the White House, President Barack Obama welcomed the four American laureates of the 2014 Kavli Prizes.


How Our Brains Store Recent Memories, Cell by Single Cell

Findings may shed light on how to treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy


Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”


Nine Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2014 Kavli Prizes

Laureates were selected for pioneering work in cosmic inflation,  nano-optics and brain networks for memory and cognition.


Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement.


Why Your Nose Can Be a Pathfinder

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU recently discovered the process behind the phenomenon of smells and memories.


Born with Border Patrol in our Brains

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology are taking a closer look at border cells and their role in our sense of place.


Can Brain Scans Reveal How We Think?

Scientists debate whether such higher-order processes as consciousness and morality have their own real estate in the brain.


UC San Diego Creates Center for Brain Activity Mapping

Responding to President Barack Obama’s “grand challenge” the University of California, San Diego has established the Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM).