Research Discovery

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]

Research Discovery

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]

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]

Research Discovery

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]

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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]