Research Discovery

Research from the Walker, Jagust, and Knight labs reveals a connection between sleep patterns and molecular markers in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. [...continue]

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A new study from the Yartsev lab reveals that there is correlated brain activity between bats that are interacting socially — the first such observation in a non-human species. [...continue]

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PhD alum Kenji Kobayashi and Assoc. Prof. Ming Hsu found that seeking information activates the brain’s reward system, and that there is a common neural code for valuing information and money. [...continue]

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Read our Q&A with first author Alex Naka, a PhD Program alum, about a new study that resulted from collaboration between multiple Berkeley Neuroscience members. [...continue]

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The Isacoff and Flannery labs restored vision in mice by inserting an opsin gene into cells typically spared by retinal degeneration, which could lead to gene therapies for blindness. [...continue]

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In research featured on the March cover of Nature Neuroscience, the Foster lab discovers the dominant role of the CA3 area of the hippocampus in driving place cells in CA1. [...continue]

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The Whitney Lab has found that context is as important as facial recognition in reading emotions, which could have implications for the study of disorders such as autism. [...continue]

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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]