Research Discovery

The Feller lab has discovered that light triggers waves of retinal activity and shapes inputs to the brain before eye opening, challenging previous theories of visual system development. [...continue]

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The Walker Lab finds that sleep deprivation alters activity in brain areas involved in the perception of pain and the activation of pain relief, suggesting that sleep acts as an analgesic. [...continue]

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A new study from the Feldman Lab challenges the idea that autism symptoms are due to an excess of neural firing, suggesting that more nuanced approaches are needed. [...continue]

Research Discovery

HWNI member and Nobel laureate Eric Betzig and colleagues combine new microscopy technologies to image whole brains with synapse-level resolution, rapidly revealing entire neural networks. [...continue]

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Rikky Muller, Jose Carmena, and colleagues develop a device that can autonomously and simultaneously record brain activity and provide stimulation to treat disorders in real-time. [...continue]

Research Discovery

Dopamine reinforces pleasurable behaviors, but the Lammel lab has discovered that it is also released in response to unpleasant events, which may teach avoidance. [...continue]

Research Discovery

Chunlei Liu and colleagues discover that after playing just one season of football, teens exhibit microscopic changes in gray matter that correlate with head impacts. [...continue]

Research Discovery

By studying patients with Parkinson’s disease and cerebellar degeneration, the Ivry lab has identified two distinct brain areas involved in anticipatory timing. [...continue]

Research Discovery

Silvia Bunge and her team discover that eye gaze patterns can reveal how a person's reasoning skills improve with learning. [...continue]