Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Neuroscientists discover a cellular pathway that encodes memories by strengthening specific synapses.
Prize recognizes contributions to biomedical research made by immigrant scientists.
Brain rhythms act as a gate for information entering and leaving the mind.
High-frequency gamma oscillations sort similar-looking objects; lower-frequency beta oscillations kick in when connections are more abstract.
Researchers map the amygdala's distinct but diverse and dynamic neighborhoods where feelings are assigned.
Cognitive scientist is recognized for groundbreaking research into how humans hear and interpret sound.
MIT neuroscientists suggest a model for how we gain volitional control of what we hold in our minds.
Results may help explain how humans do the same thing.