Neuroscience News

07/27/2010

Electrical Activity in Developing Brain Influences Choice of Neurotransmitter and Animal Behavior

Biologists have shown that the electrical activity in developing neurons can change the transmitters that neurons make and use to communicate.

07/06/2010

Kavli Prize Science Forum 2010: "The Role of International Cooperation in Science"

Focusing this year on the role of international cooperation toward advancing science, the new biennial international forum will facilitate high-level, global discussion of major topics on science and science policy.

06/30/2010

The Adaptive Brain in Action: An Interview with Neuroscientist Tobias Bonhoeffer

Neural circuitry is constantly changing to meet the challenges of its environment. Neuroscientist Tobias Bonhoeffer tells how new techniques enable researchers to watch this process of adaptation as never before.

06/17/2010

An Innate Sense Of Direction

Are we born with an innate sense of direction, or is it learned? Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience suggests that the brain comes hard-wired with working navigational neurons.

06/03/2010

Names of the 2010 Kavli Prize Winners Announced

Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognised with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.

02/22/2010

Kavli Prize Science Forum Announced; Inaugural Forum on International Cooperation in Science
John P. Holdren and Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker, will join leaders of international science societies and academies to discuss international cooperation in science.

01/13/2010

Yale Team Finds Neural Thermostat Keeps Brain Running Efficiently

Our energy-hungry brains operate reliably and efficiently while processing a flood of sensory information, thanks to a sort of neuronal thermostat that regulates activity in the visual cortex.

01/08/2010

New Film Chronicles Life of Eric Kandel

"In Search of Memory," a new documentary on the life of Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, MD -- Kavli Professor and director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Sciences at Columbia -- has been commercially released.

12/23/2009

UCSB Scientists Discover How the Brain Encodes Memories at a Cellular Level
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory.

12/14/2009

Computer Models How Brain Cells Reach a Decision

Yale University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how the brain makes decisions based on statistical probabilities.

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