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Study reveals mysteries of critical brain receptor complex

3 days ago

Glutamate receptors in the brain called AMPARs are critical for synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. Poorly functioning AMPARs…
How mantis shrimp make sense of the world

5 days ago

A new, NSF-supported study published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology provides insight into how the small brains of mantis shrimp —…
The Path Toward Brain-Like Computers

December 3, 2019

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth,…
It’s About Time for a Fruit Fly

November 28, 2019

Time can be measured in many ways: a watch, a sundial, the body’s natural circadian rhythms. What about…
Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

November 26, 2019

By the second trimester, long before a baby’s eyes can see images, they can detect light. But the…
Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors identified

November 26, 2019

Researchers make a breakthrough by identifying that several aggressive pediatric brain tumors are the result of stalled development…
The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s

November 19, 2019

When mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from…
How does opioid exposure affect brain development in young children?

November 15, 2019

As the opioid crisis has worsened in the past two decades, there’s been significant attention paid to how…
Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
Yale scientists capture dynamic brain in action

November 5, 2019

Scientists routinely capture images of the brain in action by focusing on single molecules, cells, or circuits. But…
Researchers discover new genetic brain disease

November 4, 2019

Manchester researchers have contributed towards the discovery of a genetic brain disease that can cause paraplegia and epilepsy…
Reading the brain’s map: coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making

October 31, 2019

Specialized brain activation “replays” the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them…
Image credit: Leterrier, NeuroCyto Lab, INP, Marseille, France
New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

October 22, 2019

Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first…
BARseq builds a better brain map

October 21, 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the…
Caught in the Act: Study Catches Brain Circuits as They Rewire

October 18, 2019

In a technical feat with ramifications for our understanding of how experiences imprint themselves as lasting memories, and…
New brain research could change how concussions are treated

October 15, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And…
Big brains or big guts: Choose one

August 28, 2019

Big brains can help an animal mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental changes. But…
Tweaked CRISPR in Neurons Gives Scientists New Power to Probe Brain Diseases

August 19, 2019

A team of scientists at UC San Francisco and the National Institutes of Health have achieved another CRISPR…
Researchers investigate how the brain changes with different learning experiences

August 14, 2019

A new collaboration with an independent school in Menlo Park, Calif., is helping Stanford researchers better understand how…
Researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

June 28, 2019

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and…
Researchers Discover How the Brain Changes When Mastering a New Skill

June 12, 2019

Mastering a new skill — whether a sport, an instrument or a craft — takes time and training.…
Childhood Adversity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Premature Brain Development, and Greater Mental Illness

June 4, 2019

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain…
Researchers Detect Brain Differences between Fast and Slow Learners

May 31, 2019

Why do some people naturally excel at learning instruments, languages or technology while others take longer to pick…
Names prompt distinct brain activity in preschoolers

May 24, 2019

A study from Penn and CHOP found that when preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder hear their name, their…
Study will test pot’s effects on infants’ brain development

May 14, 2019

UW Medicine researchers are recruiting pregnant women to study whether prenatal marijuana use – in the absence of…
Brain signaling proteins hit the road running

May 3, 2019

Surprisingly complex movements in an important neurotransmitter receptor may help explain the brain’s unpredictable response to drugs, according…
How the Brain Learns New Skills

May 3, 2019

The human brain is “plastic”: it can adapt and rewire itself, often more easily when learning new things…
ABCD study completes enrollment, announces opportunities for scientific engagement

December 4, 2018

The National Institutes of Health announced that enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now…
Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much

December 4, 2018

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain…
Babies don’t just kick for nothing – they are mapping their bodies in their brain

December 1, 2018

Baby kicking in mother‘s belly is somewhat of milestone in his development. Everyone puts their hands on the…
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