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.
Research reveals cells that span brain hemispheres to coordinate activity in visual processing centers, shows Alzheimer’s degrades their structure and function.
With a comprehensive map of the wiring, researchers can now discern what information flows into the circuit to enable a key brain function.
Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity.”
MIT study finds synapses develop strength with calcium, maturation.
Patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder and those with nerve damage tied to autoimmune disorders may share the same faulty synapses.
Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals.
Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.