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There’s Something About Alpha

September 10, 2019

Imagine you need to dial a phone number you just looked up. You might jot it down on…
There’s more to smell than meets the nose

July 23, 2019

How do animals smell? Scientists haven’t quite decoded it yet, but researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)…
How the brain helps us make good decisions — and bad ones

June 27, 2019

A prevailing theory in neuroscience holds that people make decisions based on integrated global calculations that occur within the frontal…
The fractal brain, from a single neuron’s perspective

June 18, 2019

Hacking into brain signals may be more straightforward than once thought. Physicists studying the brain at Washington University…
Feds fund creation of headset for high-speed brain link

May 21, 2019

A Rice University-led team of neuroengineers is embarking on an ambitious four-year project to develop headset technology that…
Study Paves Way for Innovative Treatment of Epilepsy

May 8, 2019

A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat…
Neuroscientists Identify Brain Patterns Indicative of Consciousness in Humans

February 7, 2019

Despite the myriad stunning achievements Homo sapiens has racked up over the preceding centuries and millennia, developing a…
The Sophistication of the Human Brain Renders it more Prone to Disorders, Study Suggests

January 23, 2019

A new research paper by Prof Rony Paz of the Weizmann Institute of Science and his colleagues, published…
Worms help Carnegie and Stanford biologists investigate how plant-derived neurological drugs work

January 23, 2019

For millennia, humanity has used medicinal plants and plant-based compounds to treat a variety of neurological ailments including…
Brains in Attendance

January 14, 2019

Neurons will be firing, fast and furious, when UC Santa Barbara brain scientists and scholars converge for the…
Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

December 4, 2018

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain…
Five questions with Su-Chun Zhang, forger of brain cells

November 30, 2018

Su-Chun Zhang, a Waisman Center researcher and UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of neurology and…
New approaches for treating psychiatric disorders

November 22, 2018

The collaboration will combine the University’s large scale genomic data, and world-class expertise in psychiatric genetics, genomics and…
To predict the future, the brain has two clocks

November 20, 2018

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when…
Make the Brain a Joyful Place and Combat Depression

October 16, 2018

This morning, before I had my cup of coffee, I took some photos of a mushroom—one of many…
Regret is a gambler’s curse, scientists say

September 14, 2018

What goes through a gambler’s mind after she’s placed her bet? It’s not just the anticipation of a…
A Next-Gen EEG Could Help Bring Back Lost Brain Function

July 5, 2018

A device under development at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University could help…
Drowsy worms offer new insights into the neuroscience of sleep

June 1, 2018

A good night of sleep entails about eight hours of blissful immobility—a state of near paralysis that, though…
Editing brain activity with holography

May 3, 2018

What if we could edit the sensations we feel; paste in our brain pictures that we never saw,…
Scientists teach computers how to analyze brain cells

April 17, 2018

In the early days of neuroscience research, scientists painstakingly stained brain cells and drew by hand what they…
Butterflies of the Soul

April 10, 2018

Modern neuroscience, for all its complexity, can trace its roots directly to a series of pen-and-paper sketches rendered by…
Democratizing science: Researchers make neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce

March 23, 2018

Over the past few years, scientists have faced a problem: They often cannot reproduce the results of experiments…
The ‘Loudness’ of Thought Dampens Perception of External Sounds, New Study Finds

February 27, 2018

Ever since the advent of cognitive and neuro-science, the line between ‘mere’ thought and actual perception of the…
Social Interactions Override Genetics When Birds Learn New Songs

December 27, 2017

New UC San Francisco research finds that although young male songbirds are genetically predisposed to sound like their…
Metacognition Relies on the Same System to Estimate Confidence in Different Environmental Stimuli

September 26, 2017

Metacognition, a term used by psychologists and cognitive scientists, denotes a higher-order mental ability to process thought, emotion…
Mice Provide Insight Into Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

June 28, 2017

While the definitive causes remain unclear, several genetic and environmental factors increase the likelihood of autism spectrum disorder,…
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity

June 27, 2017

Many cognitive processes, such as decision-making, take place within seconds or minutes. Neuroscientists have longed to capture neuron…
Robotic Cleaning Technique Could Automate Neuroscience Research

October 27, 2016

For scientists listening in on the faint whispers of brain neurons, a first-ever robotic technique for cleaning the…
Diffusive Memristors Mimic Synapses and could Pave Way for Brain-Like Computing

September 30, 2016

A memristor is an electrical component whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through it in…
Big Ideas in Health and Science for 2016

December 14, 2015

Our understanding of human health is constantly evolving, but it’s the big ideas that serve as a goal…
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