Brain and Cognitive Sciences
With SHERLOCK, a strip of paper can now indicate presence of pathogens, tumor DNA, or any genetic signature of interest.
Study finds engaging young children in conversation is more important for brain development than “dumping words” on them.
With a new grant, a Picower Institute team is studying the role of astrocytes, which may partner with neurons to process information in the brain.
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.