Topic List : Neuroscience
Deisseroth wins Massry Prize
The psychiatrist and bioengineer is being honored for his groundbreaking work in creating a viable technique for installing light-driven “on” and “off” switches on the surfaces of nerve cells, enabling investigators to learn exactly what they do.
What hypnosis does to the brain
By scanning the brains of subjects while they were hypnotized, researchers at the School of Medicine were able to see the neural changes associated with hypnosis.
Vision partially restored in mice
Broken links between retinal ganglion cells and target structures throughout the brain spell permanent vision loss. But in a new study, these long-distance connections — and partial vision — were restored.
Neuroscience summer camp for teens
High school students from around the country learned about topics ranging from the neuropsychiatry of HIV to molecular genetics, forensic psychiatry, eating disorders, hoarding and virtual-reality therapeutics.
Early-career epilepsy grants announced
Juliet Knowles, Megan Wyeth and Christopher Makinson awarded American Epilepsy Society grants.
Brain activity during cooperation differs by sex
When the researchers asked people to cooperate with a partner, then tracked the brain activity of both participants, they found that males and females had different patterns of shared brain activity.
Stem-cell therapy for stroke trial successful
People disabled by a stroke demonstrated substantial recovery long after the event when modified adult stem cells were injected into their brains.
Shatz wins Kavli Neuroscience Prize
The neurobiologist received the recognition for her work in understanding how the brain’s connections form. She will share a $1 million prize with two other winners.
How the brain processes positive, negative experiences
Combining two cutting-edge techniques reveals that neurons in the prefrontal cortex are built to respond to reward or aversion, a finding with implications for treating mental illness and addictions.
Mom’s voice lights up kids' brains
A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child’s social communication ability, a new study finds.