Neuroscience News

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.

11/19/2009

On The Same Wavelength

Researchers at KISN have discovered a mechanism that the brain uses to filter out distracting thoughts to focus on a single bit of information.

10/12/2009

New Center at Yale Will Explore What Makes the Human Brain Unique

The Yale School of Medicine has created a new research center to study how our brain evolved uniquely human traits. Named the Yale Center for Human Brain Development and Evolution, the Center will be part of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale

10/02/2009

For Navigation, Study Finds the Brain Relies on a Series of Maps

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have discovered that, instead of one big map, the brain creates multiple independent maps while navigating the physical world.

09/19/2009

Yale Team Finds Mechanism That Constructs Key Brain Structure

Molecular mechanism allows the proper mixing of neurons during the formation of columns essential for the operation of the cerebral cortex.

02/25/2009

Yale Researchers Find New Piece in Alzheimer's Puzzle

Yale researchers have filled in a missing gap on the molecular road map of Alzheimer's disease.

02/05/2009

UCSB Scientists Make Headway in Understanding Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that a protein called BAG2 is important for understanding Alzheimer's disease.

11/12/2008

President Bush Honors U.S. Recipients of the 2008 Kavli Prize

President George W. Bush and his Science Advisor, Dr. John Marburger honored the first U.S. recipients of the Kavli Prize.

11/11/2008

Light Triggers a New Code for Brain Cells
Brain cells can adopt a new chemical code in response to cues from the outside world, scientists working with tadpoles at the University of California, San Diego report.

10/17/2008

European Research Council Supports NTNU Kavli Institute Research Into Higher Brain Functions

KISN at NTNU has been awarded a grant of NOK 20 million (over 3 million US) from the European Research Council (ERC).

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