BRAIN: Latest News


Salk and UC San Diego scientists analyzed methylation of neurons to find new subtypes.​


Researchers will aim to invent an implanted brain-interface device that could transform how artificial systems enhance brain functions.​


Researchers create new optical brain probes.


Can new technologies be used to treat mental illness or enhance memory? Three brain researchers—Helen Mayberg, Brian Litt and Jose Carmena—are betting on it.


The Kavli Foundation states its pleasure that the National Institute of Health’s efforts to advance the BRAIN Initiative are recognized with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.


A group of scientists and funders—Walter Koroshetz (NIHO, James Olds (NSF), Christine Payne (Georgia Tech) and Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute)—reflect on what the BRAIN Initiative has already achieved and how it is evolving.


Global collaboration among brain researchers will accelerate progress toward understanding and treating the brain.


Nations around the world are making unprecedented investments in brain research. How will each one leave its mark—and what could they achieve together?


A database of brain cells, and the new software platform that supports it, may finally reveal the cells’ identities—and supply scientists with a parts list for the brain. Christof Koch and Chinh Dang from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Kenneth Harris from University College London explain.


Top American neuroscientists call for the next step in the BRAIN Initiative: a national network of neurotechnology centers.