Neuroscience News


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.


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.


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.


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.