Tag Archives: neuroscience
In experiments, the state of a simple brain network determined the likelihood a worm would move toward a delicious smell or ignore it. Scaled up to account for the more nuanced behaviors of humans, the research may suggest ways in which our brains process competing motivations. More »
The prize, awarded by MIT’s McGovern Institute, honors outstanding achievements in neuroscience. It recognizes Gilbert’s work on visual perception and brain plasticity. More »
An ion channel responsible for dampening potentially painful sensations uses a never-before-seen mechanism to shut itself off: A lipid from the nearby cellular membrane protrudes into the channel, blocking it. More »
In a significant technical advance, a team of neuroscientists at The Rockefeller University has devised a fast, inexpensive imaging method for probing the molecular intricacies of large biological samples in three dimensions, an achievement that could have far reaching implications in a wide array of basic biological investigations. More »
Researchers are developing a technology that uses radio waves or magnetic fields to turn neurons on or off remotely. This tool may allow them to study the role of neural circuits in behavior. More »
Researchers at Rockefeller University have determined that the Abdominal-B (Abd-B) gene, previously known as the gene that sculpts the posterior parts of the developing fly, is also important for a complex courtship behavior, at least in the case of female flies. More »
A new technique allows researchers to examine gene expression in neurons that send messages to a synapse. A test run examined dopamine neurons that project to the brain region known as the nucleus accumbens.