Neuroscience News

08/16/2017

First Mutant Ants Shed Light on Evolution of Social Behavior

Rockefeller researchers modified a gene essential for sensing the pheromones that ants use to communicate.​

08/14/2017

New Kinds of Brain Cells Revealed

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

08/09/2017

How the Tongue Keeps Its Tastes Straight

Signals sent by tongue’s taste cells prevent the brain from confusing bitter and sweet.​

08/03/2017

In Witnessing the Brain’s ‘Aha!’ Moment, Scientists Shed Light on Biology of Human Consciousness

Study in human participants lends insight into how the brain transforms unconscious information into conscious thought.

08/02/2017

Faster-Acting Antidepressants May Finally Be Within Reach

Rockefeller scientists have for the first time described how SSRIs initiate their action by targeting a particular type of nerve cell.

07/31/2017

Hunger-Controlling Brain Cells May Offer Path for New Obesity Drugs

Rockefeller scientists identified two new populations of cells in the brain that potently regulate appetite.

07/31/2017

Sleep or Sex? How the Fruit Fly Decides

Male and female flies deal with these competing imperatives in fundamentally different ways.

07/21/2017

Scientists Reveal How Patterns of Brain Activity Direct Specific Body Movements

Study in mice answers long-standing scientific question about the brain’s ability to drive movement.

07/12/2017

Researchers Revolutionize Brain-Computer Interfaces Using Silicon Electronics

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

07/12/2017

Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

After treatment, brain-injured mice perform as well as normal mice on memory tests.

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