Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
A simple animal model shows how stimuli and states such as smells, stressors, and satiety converge in an olfactory neuron to guide food-seeking behavior.
Separating densely packed molecules before imaging allows them to become visible for the first time.
Research reveals cells that span brain hemispheres to coordinate activity in visual processing centers, shows Alzheimer’s degrades their structure and function.
By tracking feedback during tasks, the anterior cingulate cortex notices when a new step has become necessary and signals the motor cortex to adjust.
Using organoids to model early development, researchers used an emerging microscopy technology to see that new neurons struggled to reach their developmental destination.
To ensure a quick halt, brain circuit architecture avoids a slow process of integration in favor of quicker differentiation, study finds.
Nerve cells regulate and routinely refresh the collection of calcium channels that enable them to send messages across circuit connections.
Brown and three other scientists recognized for advancing statistical, theoretical analyses of neuroscience data.
With a comprehensive map of the wiring, researchers can now discern what information flows into the circuit to enable a key brain function.
Innovative brain-wide mapping study shows that an “engram,” the ensemble of neurons encoding a memory, is widely distributed and includes regions not previously realized.
Competitive seed grants launch yearlong investigations of novel hypotheses about potential causes, biomarkers, treatments of Alzheimer’s and ALS.
Seven staff members are recognized for their dedication to the School of Science and to MIT.