Neuroscience News


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).