Neuroscience News

07/19/2018

Aren’t Sure? Brain Is Primed for Learning

The results also illustrate why it is important that we take a break from learning.

07/11/2018

Deep in the Fly Brain, a Clue to How Evolution Changes Minds

Scientists probed how males manage to pick out members of their own species from the multitude of flies crowding around an overripe fruit.

07/11/2018

New Study in Electric Fish Reveals Brain Mechanisms for Distinguishing Self from Other

Columbia research identifies neural-circuit activity in fish that could inform studies of sensory disorders such as tinnitus.

07/06/2018

Oil and Water at the Neuronal Synapse

Synaptic vesicles organize themselves into a liquid compartment within the nerve terminal, much as oil does when mixed with water.

06/29/2018

New Brain Cells Increase Resilience to Stress

The study, in mice, shows that the newly formed neurons dampen the effects of stress on the hippocampus.

06/29/2018

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

Understanding vocal pitch could give realistic synthetic voices to those unable to speak.

06/21/2018

Scientists Solve the Case of the Missing Subplate, With Wide Implications for Brain Science

A new paper demonstrates that subplate neurons survive, and in fact become part of the adult cerebral cortex​

06/21/2018

Nearly 80 Exoplanet Candidates Identified in Record Time

Search considered successful “dress rehearsal” for exoplanet hunter TESS​

06/20/2018

Drowsy Worms Offer New Insights into the Neuroscience of Sleep

Rockefeller scientists shed new light on the transitions between a wakeful, active state and the stillness of sleep.

06/18/2018

A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity​

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