Director:
Alexey Malyshev, DSc, Ph.D., Prof. of RAS 

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Scientific Supervisor:
Pavel Balaban, DSc, Ph.D., corresp. member of RAS

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Scientific Secretary::
Natalia Pasikova, Ph.D.

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Deputy Director for Science:
Olga Martynova, Ph.D.

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Deputy Director for Science:
Igor Bondar, Ph.D., DSc, Prof. of RAS

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Acting Deputy Director for Science:
Vladimir Markevich, Ph.D.

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09.05.2022
How the brain focuses on what’s in mind
When holding information in mind, neural activity is more focused when and where there are bursts of gamma frequency rhythms

08.31.2022
How the brain generates rhythmic behavior
MIT neuroscientists have identified an oscillatory circuit that controls the rhythmic movement of mouse whiskers

08.28.2022
Constructive connectomics: How neuronal axons get from here to there using gene-expression maps derived from their family trees
During brain development, billions of axons must navigate over multiple spatial scales to reach specific neuronal targets, and so build the processing circuits that generate the intelligent behavior of animals

08.19.2022
When Alzheimer’s degrades cells that cross hemispheres, visual memory suffers
Cross-hemisphere interactions are suddenly getting interesting after decades of neglect

08.17.2022
This Man Set the Record for Wearing a Brain-Computer Interface
Implanted devices let people control computers and prosthetic limbs with their minds. But nobody knows how long they’ll last—and when they’ll need upgrades

08.15.2022
EBRAINS Brain Atlas enables researchers to gain a deeper understanding of brain organization
The study demonstrates a method to unravel structure-function relationships by using the multilevel Julich-Brain Atlas on EBRAINS to bridge the different scales of brain organisation. The findings provide insight into the visual, auditory, somatosensory, and motor systems of the brain

08.11.2022
The brain processes behind pattern recognition
Human brains learn patterns over time and we don’t even realize it. New insight into how this works could improve learning and other cognitive processes

07.25.2022
The End of Baldness? The Chemical Controlling Life and Death in Hair Follicles Identified
A single chemical is key to controlling when hair follicle cells divide, and when they die. This discovery could not only treat baldness, but ultimately speed wound healing because follicles are a source of stem cells.

07.25.2022
Patterned Hippocampal Stimulation Facilitates Memory in Patients With a History of Head Impact and/or Brain Injury
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the hippocampus for enhancement of memory impaired by injury or disease

06.03.2022
10 place cells recorded simultaneously over 50 minutes of foraging
Rat hippocampus CA1

05.23.2022
A Relativistic Theory of Consciousness
Consciousness can not simply be reduced to neural activity alone. A novel study reports the dynamics of consciousness may be understood by a newly developed conceptual and mathematical framework.

04.27.2022
Anesthetic drastically diverts the travels of brain waves
Under propofol general anesthesia very slow frequency traveling waves transform and dominate

01.31.2022
‘Traveling’ nature of brain waves may help working memory work
The act of holding information in mind is accompanied by coordination of rotating brain waves in the prefrontal cortex, a new study finds

01.26.2022
New study reveals how brain waves control working memory
Brain rhythms act as a gate for information entering and leaving the mind

01.05.2022
New method spotlights synaptic plasticity in living mice
Using a new line of mice that express a synaptic membrane receptor with a fluorescent tag, researchers have tracked changes in the strength of synapses across the brain over several days

01.04.2022
Visual and linguistic semantic representations are aligned at the border of human visual cortex
These results suggest that these two networks are smoothly joined to form one contiguous map

01.03.2022
Researchers predict rat behaviors from brain activity
If behavior is a language, neuroscientist is decoding its grammar.

10.08.2021
How the world’s biggest brain maps could transform neuroscience
Scientists around the world are working together to catalogue and map cells in the brain. What have these huge projects revealed about how it works?

05.19.2021
Digital Reconstruction of Neocortical Microcircuitry
Visualizations of the first square millimeter of simulated rat brain

04.22.2021
VOLGA NEUROSCIENSE MEETING 2021
24-27.08.21

04.16.2021
Neural Plasticity Depends On This Long Noncoding RNA’s Journey From Nucleus to Synapse
Study sheds new light on the role noncoded RNAs play at the synapse

04.14.2021
How Neural Systems Process and Store Information
A single neuron is able to select between different patterns, dependent upon the properties of individual stimuli

04.14.2021
Genetic Predisposition to Schizophrenia May Increase Risk of Psychosis From Cannabis Use
While cannabis users reported more psychotic experiences than non-users generally, the effect was more pronounced in those with a genetic risk factor for schizophrenia

04.14.2021
The Neural Basis of Psychopathy
Neuroimaging study reveals structural and functional differences in brain areas associated with emotional regulation in those with personality traits linked to psychopathy or antisocial personality disorder

04.12.2021
How Spanking May Affect Brain Development in Children
Corporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports

04.12.2021
Study Showing How the Brain Retrieves Facts and May Help People With Memory Problems
A shared set of brain regions play a vital role in the retrieval of weak memories

04.08.2021
Autism Gene Study Finds Widespread Impact to Brain’s Growth Signaling Network
Mutations in the autism-related Dyrk1a gene lead to brain undergrowth in mice

04.08.2021
Chronic Sinus Inflammation Appears to Alter Brain Activity
Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection

04.08.2021
A Blood Test For Depression and Bipolar Disorder
A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person’s depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a later point

04.06.2021
Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders
miRNA29 is a key cellular switch in controlling late-stage brain development

04.06.2021
Leptin Puts the Brakes on Eating via Novel Neurocircuit
Researchers have identified novel neurocircuitry between midbrain structures which are modulated by leptin to control eating behaviors in mice

04.06.2021
Study Links Prenatal Phthalate Exposure to Altered Information Processing in Infants
Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties

04.05.2021
Outside Factors May Help Children Develop Internal Control
A new theory proposes executive function, or the ability to control your behavior, might not exist just within the mind. External influences may dictate the development of internal control

04.05.2021
New Blueprint of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach of Central Regulator
A new map of the basal ganglia provides a blueprint of the structure of the brain region and reveals a new level of influence connected to this area

03.30.2021
Vitamins for Your Neurons
All-trans retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative, induces synaptic plasticity in human cortical neurons

03.23.2021
‘Zombie’ Genes? Some Genes Come to Life in the Brain After Death
In the hours after death, some cells in the human brain not only remain active, they grow in size

02.03.2021
Neuroscience Basics
IHNA starts the theoretical course

11.27.2020
iBRAIN
event 12.12.2020

08.21.2020
XXIII scientific school-conference of young scientists on the physiology of higher nervous activity and neurophysiology
10.29.2020-10.31.2020

07.31.2020
A centerpiece of the 3-D human brain atlas published
Human Brain Project

07.26.2020
Brain Thickness and Connectivity, Not Just Location, Correlates With Behavior
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior

07.24.2020
Why the Brain Never Processes the Same Input in the Same Way
Depending on the network state, certain neurons in the primary somatosensory cortex can be more or less excitable, which shapes stimulus processing in the brain

07.21.2020
Scientists Observe Learning Processes Online in the Brain
Repeatedly administered tactile simulation over a sustained period of time alters neural processing of the hand area in the brain. The observable changes over time illustrate neuroplasticity and shed new light on the process of learning

07.14.2020
Discovery of “Thought Worms” Opens Window to the Mind
Researchers have discovered a brain-based marker for new thoughts, reporting people experience more than 6,000 thoughts per day. The study reports a new method that can detect indirectly when one thought ends and another begins

07.13.2020
Is What I See, What I Imagine? The Neural Overlap Between Vision and Imagination
Using artificial intelligence and neuroimaging, researchers have identified a link between mental imagery and vision. The brain uses similar visual areas for mental imagery and vision but uses low-level visual areas less precisely for mental imagery than vision

07.12.2020
Brain ‘Signature’ Could Help to Diagnose Schizophrenia
An EEG study reveals people with schizophrenia and their siblings without the disorder share patterns of brain activity that are different from people with no familial history of schizophrenia

07.07.2020
Brain Structural Elements in Psychiatric Disorders
Comparing data from multiple neuroimaging studies, researchers found shared brain structural abnormalities between four psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also identified brain signatures unique to each condition

06.10.2020
New imaging method tracks brain’s elusive networks
A new system for high-density EEG helps with the imaging of the origin and path of both normal and abnormal neural activity

05.16.2020
Neuroscientists Think They've Found a Previously Unknown Form of Neural Communication
Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed

05.15.2020
Dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex allows blind and sighted people to ‘see’ shapes
A visual cortical prosthesis can restore sight by bypassing damage to the eyes and delivering visual information retrieved from a camera directly to the brain

05.14.2020
Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors
Dopamine receptors have different molecular features and functions depending on their anatomical location within the striatum

05.06.2020
How strong is your mental imagery? It might depend on how ‘excitable’ your neurons are
Highly excitable neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person’s ability to imagine mental images

04.25.2020
High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source
Researchers combine machine learning, EEG, and new functional imaging technology to dynamically map a neural signal’s source and underlying brain networks

04.20.2020
Origins of human language pathway in the brain at least 25 million years old
Studying auditory regions and brain pathways in humans, apes, and monkeys, researchers have identified a language pathway that interconnects the auditory cortex with frontal lobe regions

04.15.2020
A gut-to-brain circuit drives sugar preference and may explain sugar cravings
In the intestines, signals of sugar ingestion travel to the brain, sparking an appetite for more sweet foods

04.14.2020
Advanced, high-res MRI scans reveal link between cognitive abilities and ‘tree ring’ layers in the brain
Object and facial recognition abilities are associated with the same brain area but are characterized by different depths of cortical layers, which form at the age each ability was acquired.

04.13.2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative tool helps researchers watch neural activity in 3D
SCAPE microscopy, a new 3D imaging technique, allows a greater volume of brain tissue to be viewed in a much less damaging way to networks of living cells

09.12.2019
The brain dictionary
Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words

07.22.2019
100 MICRON MRI OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
This is a 100 micron resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an ex vivo human brain specimen

06.06.2019
Home Featured Rhythmic control of ‘brain waves’ can boost memory
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques

06.05.2019
The scientific case for brain simulations
Researchers report a need for open, general purpose simulation engines that can run different models of the brain at different levels of biological detail

05.20.2019
SUCCESSES IN TESTING THE POTENTIAL METHOD BASED ON THE BRAIN FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF AUTISM
Neuroimaging reveals a significantly diminished response in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in children on the autism spectrum

05.20.2019
NONINVASIVE BIOMARKER FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE POSSIBLY FOUND IN EEG DATA
Specific angles and sharpness of brain waves seen in unfiltered raw data from scalp electroencephalograms have been tied to Parkinson’s disease (University of Oregon)

05.19.2019
BRAIN NETWORK ACTIVITY CAN IMPROVE IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY
Functional connectivity problems associated with temporal lobe epilepsy appear to improve after surgery

05.16.2019
BRAIN CHANGES IN AUTISM TRACED TO SPECIFIC CELL TYPES
Studying brain tissue samples from people with ASD revealed a common set of alterations in genes associated with synaptic communication between neurons

05.16.2019
FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING MEMORY FROM RANDOM CONNECTIONS
Researchers present a new model that may explain the flexibility of working memory

07.05.2018
A BK channel–mediated feedback pathway links single-synapse activity with action potential sharpening in repetitive firing
A novel short-term presynaptic plasticity mechanism

06.22.2018
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
Brain disorders may exhibit shared symptoms and substantial epidemiological comorbidity, inciting debate about their etiologic overlap

06.19.2018
MEG-BIDS, the brain imaging data structure extended to magnetoencephalography
The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an emerging standard for the organisation of neuroimaging data

06.08.2018
Role Schizophrenia Genes Play in Brain Development Discovered
A new USC study reports researchers have discovered 150 proteins that affect brain development and cell activity, contributing to the development of mental health disorders

06.08.2018
The Making of a Brain
A new study provides novel insight into the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex

06.07.2018
Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory
Alpha and theta oscillations move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting neural activity propagating across the cortex to help form working memory

06.07.2018
Maps Made of Nerve Cells
The new model explains how neural activity in the hippocampus can help map space, time and context in episodic memories

06.04.2018
Protein Pair Quickly Makes Memories of New Places
A new study reveals how neurogranin and FMRP help encode memories of new places

03.20.2018
Brain Area Involved in Understanding Social Interactions Identified
Researchers implicate the posterior superior temporal sulcus in our ability to process social interactions efficiently

03.20.2018
Myelin Continues to Grow Throughout Life
Researchers report myelin continues to form and restructure in the adult brain

03.15.2018
Democratizing Science: Researchers Make Neuroscience Experiments Easier to Share and Reproduce
Researchers have developed an open access browser that allows display, sharing and analysis of MRI data.

03.14.2018
Making New Memories is a Balancing Act
According to researchers, some synapses get smaller as we learn new information

03.10.2018
Brain Connections in Schizophrenia
Researchers report reduced connectivity between the thalamus and prefrontal cortex may be a common feature in those with Schizophrenia

03.08.2018
Memories Can Be Decoded from Brain Waves During Sleep
Sleep spindles assist with the processing of relevant memories during sleep and help boost memory consolidation

03.07.2018
Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence
A new study reports our level of brain activity while at rest is linked to our ability to perform well in cognitive tests

03.07.2018
Researchers Find Algorithm for Large Scale Brain Simulations
Researchers have developed a new algorithm which can speed up brain simulations on supercomputers

03.06.2018
Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood
Although observed in other species, researchers report hippocampal neurogenesis does not persist through adult life in humans. Researchers say human hippocampal neurogenesis is not detectable in the adult brain

03.01.2018
Diversity of Cortical Neurons Captured in Comprehensive Computer Model
Allen Institute researchers have produced a collection of computer generated models that accurately replicate cortical neuron activity

02.28.2018
What Happens in the Brain During Unconsciousness?
Researchers investigate how brain networks fragment while under a variety of unconscious states ?

02.27.2018
Genetics Study Closes in on Schizophrenia
Researchers have identified 50 new gene regions they say increase the risk of developing schizophrenia

02.26.2018
Seeing the Brain’s Electrical Activity
A new optogenetics approach allows the imaging of neurotransmission without the use of electrode

02.22.2018
New Insights On the Neurobiology of Dying
A new study sheds light on the neurobiological processes that occur when we die

02.22.2018
Brain Signal that Indicates Whether Speech Has Been Understood Discovered
Using EEG technology, researchers have discovered a specific brain signal that helps us to understand what we hear in conversation

02.21.2018
How the Brain Tells Our Limbs Apart
Researchers have identified contrasts in interneurons that govern motor control

02.21.2018
Schizophrenia is a Side Effect of Human Development
Researchers have identified altered gene expression in the prefrontal area of the brain in those with schizophrenia. The study reports schizophrenia may have evolved as ‘side effect’ of human brain development

02.21.2018
Movie Memento Uncovers How the Brain Remembers and Interprets Events From Clues
Using the movie Memento, researchers discover how the brain creates memories to piece together complex storylines

02.20.2018
When it Comes to Our Brains, There’s No Such Thing as Normal
When it comes to the brain, there is “no fixed normal”, researchers say

02.19.2018
Electrical Implant Reduces ‘Invisible’ Symptoms of Man’s Spinal Cord Injury
Epidural stimulation has helped improve some of the ‘hidden’ effects, such as abnormal blood pressure and bladder dysfunction, in a patient with spinal cord injury

02.19.2018
Newborn Babies Who Suffered Stroke Regain Language Function in Opposite Side of Brain
According to researchers, following a perinatal stroke that damages the language area in the left hemisphere, the brain remaps to use the right hemisphere for language

02.19.2018
Pioneering Technique Helps People with Schizophrenia Control Brain Activity
Researchers have developed a new technique that could allow those with schizophrenia, who do not respond to medications, to control verbal hallucinations

02.18.2018
Love and Fear Are Visible Across the Brain, Not Restricted to One Region
A new study reports basic emotions, such as happiness and anger, are not limited to specific regions, but have distinct connectivity patterns that encompass much of the brain

02.15.2018
Birds and Primates Share Brain Cell Types Linked to Intelligence
Researchers reveal that, while the anatomical structures of bird, reptile and mammalian brains differ, all contain certain types of cells linked to cognitive ability

02.09.2018
How Your Brain Helps You Learn New Skills
A new study reveals how fast spiking interneurons improve the efficiency of learning a new skill

02.09.2018
Shedding Light on Genetic Overlap Between Major Psychiatric Disorders
Researchers have identified a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, that share physical characteristics at the molecular level. Specifically, the study identifies common patterns of neural gene expression. In addition, researchers note important differences in gene expression that distinguish the disorders

02.09.2018
How the Brain Constructs the World
Two new studies shed light on the processes that underlie the integration and storage of sensory information

02.08.2018
NATURE, MEET NURTURE
A new study reveals a diverse array of genetic changes that occur in the brain following sensory experiences

02.08.2018
The Molecular Mechanisms Behind Memory Formation
Researchers have identified a cellular pathway that encodes memories by strengthening specific neurons

02.07.2018
Distinctive Brain Patterns Help Habits Form
MIT researchers have identified neurons that fire at the start and conclusion of a behavior as it becomes a habit

02.06.2018
Full Length Serotonin Receptor Structure Seen For First Time
Researchers have been able to view the full length of serotonin receptors for the first time, with the help of Nobel prize winning microscope technology. The snapshot of the receptor includes details of molecular binding sites that could help with the development of a range of new drugs

02.05.2018
Dim Light May Make Us Dumber
A new study reveals exposure to dim light might impact memory and learning. Researchers report rodents exposed to dim lighting lost 30 percent of hippocampal capacity and performed poorly on spatial tasks they had previously experienced

01.25.2018
New Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers report exposure to a compound used to treat seizures and migraine can cause characteristics associated with autism

01.23.2018
Epilepsy Linked to Brain Volume and Thickness Differences
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions

01.23.2018
The Creative Brain is Wired Differently
Synchrony between the default mode network and executive control network appear to play an important role in creativity, Harvard researchers report

01.18.2018
Friends’ Genes May Help Others Stay in School
Stanford researchers report it’s not just your DNA that influences your educational achievement. The genetics of others in your social circle also influences how far you go in school

01.18.2018
Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses
Movement could be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of autism, researchers report

01.16.2018
STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE THAN OTHERS
Researchers turn to neuroscience to help explain why some people are more creative than others

01.11.2018
Blind in the Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures in their Imagination
Researchers report on why some people experience aphantasia, the inability to imagine in images

01.03.2018
Rare Form of ‘Thunder’ Protein May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
A new study has identified rare genetic variation in the Thorase protein that causes the breakdown of receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. The anti-epilepsy drug perampanel can help reverse anti-social behaviors linked to schizophrenia that are associated with this genetic variation.

03.02.2017
Layer-specific modulation of neocortical dendritic inhibition during active wakefulness
Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain - play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain

02.03.2017
Ultrastructural evidence for synaptic scaling across the wake/sleep cycle
The axon-spine interface decreased ~18% after sleep compared with wake

12.29.2016
Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Electrical Signals in the Brain
A new study reports computer simulations have helped to identify the drug’s binding site

12.29.2016
The Rhythm That Makes Memories Permanent
Sharp wave ripples, brain waves important for memory consolidation, are influenced by synaptic inhibition.

12.28.2016
‘Latest Spoke in the Wheel’ Drives Brain-Mapping Advances
A special section on “Super-resolution Microscopy of Neural Structure and Function” in the current issue of the journal Neurophotonics

12.26.2016
New Mechanism of How Brain Networks Form Identified
Excitatory neurons sculpt and refine maps of the external world throughout development and experience, while inhibitory neurons form maps that become broader with maturation

12.21.2016
The Last Frontier: The Molecular Basis of Brain Plasticity and How Neurons Learn
A new study proposes a new theory to how neurons learn

12.19.2016
Further Evidence for Causal Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis
Schizophrenia risk may predict cannabis use, rather than the other way around

12.17.2016
Mapping the Brain’s Aging Connections
Impact of ageing on brain connections mapped in major scan study

12.16.2016
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Cognitive Control
Applying transcranial direct current stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex can help to improve cognitive control and may be a beneficial treatment for those with autism, schizophrenia and ADHD

12.15.2016
Researchers Make an Autism Breakthrough
As many as a third of autism cases could be explained by a scarcity of a single protein in the brain

12.14.2016
Teens Benefit From Later High School Start Times
Later high school start times are associated with reduced motor vehicle accidents and less daytime sleepiness for teens

12.13.2016
Researchers Identify New Epilepsy Gene Network
Researchers have identified a network of 320 genes they believe to be associated with epilepsy

12.12.2016
Neuromotor Problems At the Core of Autism
Researchers warn using psychotropic medications to treat autism could make neuromotor problems worse

12.12.2016
Study Uncovers Details of Information Processing in the Brain
New research shows that, when focused, we process information continuously, rather in waves as previously thought

12.09.2016
Illusion Reveals the Brain Fills in Peripheral Vision
What we see in the periphery, just outside the direct focus of the eye, may sometimes be a visual illusion

12.05.2016
How the Hippocampus Influences Future Thinking
Researchers report the hippocampus isn’t just important for remembering past events, it also plays a vital role in future planning

12.02.2016
Selective modulation of cortical state during spatial attention
Cortical states are controlled locally within a cortical map according to cognitive demands

12.01.2016
Brain Connections Show More Symmetry Between Hemispheres in People With Autism
A new study identifies differences in brain connectivity in people with ASD compared to their typically developing peers

12.01.2016
IMAGING TECHNIQUE CAN SEE YOU THINK
Researchers use fast fMRI to track the brain activity that occurs during thought

11.30.2016
Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior
Researchers investigate how high level cognitive processing occurs by looking at how different brain regions are connected

11.21.2016
3D embryo atlas reveals human development in unprecedented detail
Digital model will aid vital research, offering chance chance to explore intricate changes occurring in the first weeks of life

11.11.2016
A computer program just ranked the most influential brain scientists of the modern era
1st Karl J. Friston, 2nd Raymond J. Dolan, 3rd Marcus E. Raichle

10.27.2016
A dinosaur’s brain, preserved in a pebble
The first known evidence of fossilized brain tissue of a dinosaur

09.26.2016
Big dreams emerge for big brain science projects
The United Nations of Brain Projects met nearby in unbounded enthusiasm for the idea that transnational cooperation will, at last, explain the brain

07.21.2016
This protein designer aims to revolutionize medicines and materials
Baker’s team and collaborators report making cages that assemble themselves from as many as 120 designer proteins, which could open the door to a new generation of molecular machines

07.21.2016
How Words Are Represented in the Brain
A new study sheds light on the neurobiology of reading.

07.20.2016
Updated human brain map reveals nearly 100 new regions
The Human Connectome Project defined 180 distinct areas, including nearly 100 that have never been described before

07.20.2016
Imaging synaptic density in the living human brain
Scientists developed a noninvasive approach to “see” human synapses by using an imaging agent that targets the synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2A (SV2A).

07.18.2016
Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain: Defining and Measuring Human Intelligence
Researchers have identified how different parts of the brain interact with each other at different times in order to discover how intellect works

05.12.2016
Tau protein—not amyloid—may be key driver of Alzheimer’s symptoms
A new imaging study of 10 people with mild AD suggests that tau deposits—not amyloid—are closely linked to symptoms such as memory loss and dementia

05.05.2016
How the Brain Switches to Memory Mode
Certain cells in the brain, the hippocampal astrocytes, ensure that the new information is given priority

05.02.2016
Consciousness Harmed by Abnormal Brain Interactions
There are two networks related to the perception of either the external world or internal thoughts

04.28.2016
Simpler Nervous Systems 2016
XI East European Conference of the International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology 05.16-05.19.2016

04.26.2016
Sleep deprivation impairs learning and memory
Sleep deprivation impairs memory by attenuating mTORC1-dependent protein synthesis

03.10.2016
Newborn neurons keep memories crisp and fresh
Nestled deep within a brain region that processes memory is a sliver of tissue that continually sprouts brand-new neurons, at least into late adulthood

02.24.2016
Illuminating Pathways of Neurological Disorders
Scientists have now described the engineering of a bright red fluorescent protein-based voltage indicator, providing pathways to understanding complex neurological disorders

02.24.2016
Do I Like You? Subconscious Evaluation of Social Groups Occurs in Milliseconds
Freiburg scientist has decoded brain processes associated with the subconscious evaluation of social groups

02.24.2016
Poor Short Term Memory Linked to Inability to Ignore Distractions
An individual’s working memory capacity correlate with the brain’s ability to actively ignore distraction

02.23.2016
Understanding Consciousness Disorders
A bedside device that measures ‘brain signatures’ could help diagnose patients who have consciousness disorders

02.19.2016
Barcoding the brain
IARPA funds effort to map synaptic connections

10.30.2015
Lifelong memories may reside in nets around brain cells
Studies suggest key role for perineuronal networks of proteins and sugars in long-term memory

10.22.2015
Alzheimer’s disease tied to brain’s navigation network
The way you navigate a virtual maze may predict your chances of getting Alzheimer’s

10.06.2015
Wired for Cognitive Control
How does the brain determine which direction to let its thoughts fly?

10.06.2015
Memory consolidation by gene suppression
The suppression mechanisms in the hippocampus appear to play a major role during memory consolidation

10.02.2015
Dopamine and serotonin signals for reward across time scales
Neurons that release different neurotransmitters transmit different information aboutrewards

10.02.2015
Slow or fast? A tale of synaptic vesicle recycling
A new model accounts for synaptic transmission speed

10.02.2015
Brain crystals
Our brains may perceive distance differently in environments with polarized geometry

09.01.2015
Observing Motor Neurons Walking in Real Time
Researchers develop a method to observe the activity of motor neurons in real time

08.30.2015
Shorter School Week Improves Academic Performance
Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students’ academic performance in mathematics

08.28.2015
Predicting Response to Antipsychotic Medications with Neuroimaging
Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that brain scans can be used to predict patients’ response to antipsychotic drug treatment

08.28.2015
Giving Paralyzed People a Voice
New technology allows paralyzed people and those with locked in syndrome to communicate by using their breath

08.27.2015
Brain Structure Differences Suggest Teens May Not ‘Grow Out of’ ADHD
Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers

08.26.2015
Automated Speech Analysis Program Can Identify People at Risk for Psychosis
An automated speech analysis program correctly differentiated between at-risk young people who developed psychosis over a two-and-a-half year period and those who did not

08.25.2015
Lower Vitamin D Levels Associated with Higher Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
According to a new study, genetic findings support observational evidence that lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis

08.24.2015
Study Shows ‘Smart Drug’ Modafinil Does Enhance Cognition
A new study reports modafilnil, a drug developed to treat narcolepsy and often touted as a 'smart drug', actually does provide cognitive benefits, at least for a particular subset of skills

08.24.2015
Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Cells
Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were

08.23.2015
Surprising Link Between TBI and ADHD
A new study has found a “significant association” between adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives and who also have attention deficit hyperactive disorder

08.21.2015
Break in Working Relationship Between Two Trash Clearing Proteins May Result in Parkinson’s Disease
Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don’t connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson’s disease

08.17.2015
Researchers Visualize Critical Part of Basal Ganglia Pathways
Researchers use neuroimaging technology to visualize the pathways that connect the different areas of the basal ganglia. The research could lead to new tracking of disease progression in Parkinson's and Huntington's disease

08.17.2015
Mechanism that Triggers Disruption in Neural Communication Channels in Schizophrenia Identified
Researchers have identified a mechanism which triggers the disruption in the brain's communication channels that occurs in schizophrenia.

08.13.2015
Exploring the Relationship Between Autism and Creativity
New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas

08.12.2015
Uncovering the Neurological Differences Between the Sexes
Researchers have discovered biological differences between males and females in the molecular regulation of synapses in the hippocampus.

08.12.2015
Eye Movements During REM Sleep Reflects Brain Activity Associated with New Images
A new study offers evidence between rapid eye movement during sleep, accelerated brain activity and dream images.

08.12.2015
Shedding Light on Why We Trust
Researchers shed new light on the neurobiology of why people trust one another.

08.12.2015
Novel Memory Pathway Helps Us Recognize What’s New and What’s Familiar
Researchers have identified a novel neural network which processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or not

08.12.2015
A 3D tour of the central nervous system
For the first time, neuroscientists illuminated the pathways of an entire central nervous system (CNS)—and it’s all in 3D

08.11.2015
Human Emotion Could be Predicted by Brain Signatures
Researchers have discovered a way to predict human emotions based on neural activity

08.10.2015
A Mathematical Model for Memory
Researchers have developed a computer model which has allowed them to identify gene sets responsible for specific memory processes

08.04.2015
Memory Permanence May Be Mediated by Neural Rehearsal Following Learning
The permanence of memories has long thought to be mediated solely by the production of new proteins

07.17.2015
How to Live to 100: Scientists Crack the Secrets of Centenarians
To live to be 100, you need to keep inflammation low and telomeres long, a new study reports.

07.17.2015
Algorithms Based on Brains Make For Better Networks
When it comes to developing efficient, robust networks, the brain may often know best

07.16.2015
Learning Could Be Revolutionized by Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Technique
Researchers claim to have discovered a new technique to non-invasively enhance brain excitability which could improve learning.

07.16.2015
Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease by Observing Brain Network Dynamics
Researchers visualize different activation systems in the brain

07.07.2015
Structure of Human Brain Has an Almost Ideal Network of Connections
The structure of the human brain has an almost ideal network of connections, enabling optimal transmission of information from one area to another

06.17.2015
Twitter Meme Mapping Method Reveals Neural Networks for Higher Cognition When Applied to Brain
Applying social network models to the brain reveals neural networks responsible for higher cognition, a new study reports.

06.17.2015
Multiple Cortical Regions Work Together to Process Sensorimotor Information
Neuroscientists show that multiple cortical regions are needed to process information

06.15.2015
Reconstructing Spoken Sentences From Brain Activity Patterns
Researchers show it is possible to reconstruct complete sentences of continuous speech from brain waves and generate corresponding text

01.06.2015
MRI Sensitive to Metabolic Changes Reveals Brain Differences in Bipolar Disorder
Compared to the brains of people without bipolar disorder, the researchers found that the MRI signal was elevated in the cerebral white matter and the cerebellar region of patients affected by bipolar disorder. The elevated signal may be due to either a reduction in pH or a reduction in glucose concentration – both factors influenced by cell metabolism.

12.23.2014
Corticothalamic phase synchrony and cross-frequency coupling predict human memory formation
The anterior thalamic nucleus (ATN) is thought to play an important role in a brain network involving the hippocampus and neocortex, which enables human memories to be formed

11.17.2014
Lost Memories Might Be Able to Be Restored
A new study reports long term memories might not be stored in synapses

06.24.2014
What contributes to individual differences in brain structure?
Individual differences in adult human brain structure have been found to reveal a great deal of information about variability in behaviors, cognitive abilities and mental and physical health

06.15.2014
Clever Suppression in the Brain
Diversity of inhibiting nerve cells allows for more complex information processing

06.12.2014
New Insight into How the Brain Regulates Its Blood Flow
Researchers report they have identified a new component of the biological mechanism which controls blood flow in the brain.

06.12.2014
Synchronized Brain Waves Enable Rapid Learning
Brain wave synchronization between the striatum and prefrontal cortex appear to assist with category learning, a new study reports

06.11.2014
MRI Brain Scans Detect People with Early Parkinson’s
Researchers have developed a simple MRI technique which could help with early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease



 

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