Neuroscience News


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).



The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative (BRAIN Initiative) is a broad, collaborative research initiative to advance the science and technologies needed to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.


The Kavli Foundation Applauds President Obama’s All-Hands-on-Deck Call to Unlock Mysteries of Human Brain

The Kavli Foundation applauds President Obama's launch of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative.


President Obama Meets U.S. Laureates of 2012 Kavli Prizes

President Barack Obama met in the Oval Office the six U.S. recipients of the 2012 Kavli Prizes.


Flip of a Single Molecular Switch Makes an Old Brain Young

Yale School of Medicine researchers have reversed a process, recreating a youthful brain that facilitated both learning and healing in an adult mouse.


Human Cognition Depends Upon Slow-firing Neurons

In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of of human cognition.


The Many Maps of the Brain

Your brain has at least four different senses of location – and perhaps as many as 10. And each is different, according to new research from the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


KISN DIrectors Win Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has awarded the 13th Perl-UNC Neuroscience prize jointly to Edvard and May-Britt Moser.


Norwegian Research School of Neuroscience (NRSN) Established at NTNU

School will be coordinated from The Norwegian Brain Center/Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU by Professor Menno Witter.