Findings suggest this hippocampal circuit helps us to maintain our timeline of memories.
Frontal brain region overrides reflexive inclination of a deeper, older region when rules require.
Unbiased, high-throughput analysis pipeline improves utility of “minibrains” for understanding development and diseases such as Zika infection.
Speakers describe studies to address Alzheimer’s disease, sleep apnea, and to advance fundamental discoveries in cell and chromosome biology.
During her time at MIT, senior Ayesha Ng’s interests have expanded from cellular biology to the social systems that shape public health.
Norepinephrine-producing neurons in the locus coeruleus produce attention focus, impulse control via two distinct connections to prefrontal cortex.
Gurrein Madan, brain and cognitive sciences graduate student and MathWorks Fellow, studies gut–brain signaling with implications for human health.
Award cites major contributions to statistical analysis of brain activity and advancing the neuroscience of anesthesia.
By accounting for sweat physiology, method can make better use of electrodermal activity for tracking subconscious changes in physical or emotional state.
Astrocytes with the APOE4 gene variant show deficits of a key cellular function, but overexpressing the gene PICALM overcame the defect.
Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.
Study also finds specific frequency bands of brain waves associated with encoding, or inhibiting encoding, of sensory information across the cortex.
New statistical model may help scientists understand how animals infer whether surroundings are novel or haven’t changed enough to be a new context.