News Archive

2016

 

President Obama awards National Medals to Alivisatos, Hu
Berkeley News | May 20th

 

Obama on science: ‘It is fun. I love this stuff’
San Francisco Chronicle | May 20th

 

President Obama Honors Nation’s Leading Scientists and Innovators
The White House Office of the Press Secretary | May 19th

 

Fox squirrels’ tell-tail signs of frustration
Berkeley News | May 10th

 

Walter J. Freeman III Used Mathematics to Explore the Brain
Wall Street Journal | May 6th

 

Genetic switch could be key to increased health and lifespan
Berkeley News | May 3rd

 

Rikky Muller named 2016 Medtech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators
Medtech Boston | May 2nd

 

Scientists map brain’s thesaurus to help decode inner thoughts
Berkeley News | April 27th

 

Neurophysiologist and philosopher Walter Freeman dies at 89
Berkeley News | April 27th

 

Paralyzed by indecision? Forget therapy. You need an algorithm
Berkeley News | April 26th

 

Three faculty members among 15 new Searle Scholars
Berkeley News | April 15th

 

Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant: Scientists make the animals do whatever they want by tweaking the brain’s ‘code’ in real time
Daily Mail | April 6th

 

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast
Wall Street Journal | March 23rd

 

Award for and Discussion of Dr. Marian Diamond at BAMPFA, 2/27/2016
Luna Productions

 

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action
Berkeley News | March 7th

 

How Does Your Brain Learn Through Trial and Error? Problem-solving and critical thinking can rewire the orbitofrontal cortex
Psychology Today | March 7th

 

Bromances may be good for men’s health
Berkeley News | March 3rd

 

Neurobiology: Rise of resilience
Nature Outlook | March 2nd

 

PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer’s protein growth in aging brains
Berkeley News | March 2nd

 

Sleep Circuit:
A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.

The Scientist | March 1st

 

Brain scientist Marian Diamond subject of new documentary
Berkeley News | February 26th

 

Sloan Foundation honors eight young faculty members
Berkeley News | February 23rd

 

The Best Temperature for a Good Night’s Sleep
Wall Street Journal | February 22nd

 

UC researchers receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
UC News | February 22nd

 

NIH BRAIN Initiative Publication Roundup – late February 2016
NIH BRAIN Update | February 22nd

 

Three young faculty members honored by White House
Berkeley News | February 19th

 

Hillel Adesnik receives Presidential Early Career Award
HWNI News | February 18th

 

New Zeiss Berkeley BrainMIC course provides training in use of state-of-the-art optical neurotechniques
HWNI News | February 18th

 

Light-activated antagonists for the GABA A receptor family: A comprehensive toolkit to advance the study of inhibition on the cellular, circuit, and organismal level
HWNI News | February 16th

 

Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program alums Emily Jacobs and Michael Goard start their own labs at UC Santa Barbara
HWNI News | February 15th

 

Berkeley psychologist tapped to foster a kinder Twittersphere
Berkeley News | February 12th

 

Peering inside the minds of Raiders fans
Berkeley News | February 10th

 

Yes, you can tell if your audience is bored
Berkeley News | February 1st

 

Deciphering the Language of the Brain
Scientific American | January 31st

 

Davos 2016 – What If: Your Brain Confesses? [Video]
World Economic Forum | January 23rd

 

Outgoing Berkeley Lab director to take research helm at UC Berkeley
Berkeley News | January 21st

 

Time to make a decision: Researchers have studied how brain activity changes throughout the process of choosing between different options
eLife Digest on Medium | January 15th

 

Will computers ever truly understand what we’re saying?
Berkeley News | January 11th

 

2015

 

Family of light-sensitive inhibitory receptors enables precise control of neural activity
NIH BRAIN Update | December 29th

 

White House to honor Alivisatos, Hu with National Medals of Science, Technology
Berkeley News | December 22nd

 
What We Learned About Alzheimer’s in 2015
The Daily Beast | December 17th

 

A robot teaching itself to walk like a human toddler
CNBC | December 5th

 

‘Connector hubs’ are the champions of brain coordination
Berkeley News | November 24

 

BayBRAIN Neurotechnology Industry Day sparked conversations and collaborations
HWNI News | November 24

 

Graduate student profile: Christine Liu
HWNI News | November 23

 

To Accelerate Pace of Discovery, Neuroscientists and Funders Launch Resource Aimed at Breaking Data Barriers in Brain Research
Neurodata Without Borders Blog | November 20

 

To get ahead in your career, disrupt yourself first
Quartz | November 19

 

Neurodata Without Borders News: The common data format for neurophysiology has been released!
HWNI News | November 18

 

Seeking Data Wisdom
Berkeley Research | November 17

 

A tool to study the dynamic process of receptor activation
HWNI News | November 17

 

A glimpse of the future with BayBRAIN
Cognito | November 11

 

Rethinking the nature of signal propagation in neocortical circuits
HWNI News | October 27

 

#PLOS #SfN15 Recap: Hidden variables of behavior
PLOS Neuro | October 27

 

Asst. Prof. Ming Hsu: Bringing Brains to Marketing
Haas Now | October 26

 

How Does Poverty Affect the Brain?
Scientific American | October 23

 

Berkeley neuroscience researchers continue to advance BRAIN Initiative
HWNI News | October 19

 

Researchers find neural switch that turns dreams on and off
Berkeley News | October 15

 

Michael Yartsev announced as an Allen Institute for Brain Science 2015 Next Generation Leader
HWNI News | October 15

 

Ask them Anything about fMRI
PLOS Neuro | October 7

 

Scientists win $6.4 million to crack the code of smell navigation
Berkeley News | September 24

 

Suspected Non-Alzheimer Pathophysiology: It’s Not Exactly a Snap
Alzforum | September 11

 

Does brain training really work?
Berkeley News | September 8

 

The bat man is here: HWNI welcomes Michael Yartsev
HWNI News | August 25

 

Two alumnae recognized as top ‘Innovators Under 35′
Berkeley News | August 20

 

Spectroscopy, Super-Resolution Microscopy Combo Examines Cell Structures
Communications of the ACM | August 18

 

Pupil shape linked to animals’ place in ecological web
Berkeley News | August 7

 

It don’t mean a thing if the brain ain’t got that swing
Berkeley News | July 27

 

Catching the Brain in a Lie: Is “Mind Reading” Deception Detection Sci-Fi—or Science?
California Magazine | July 22

 

Can’t Believe Their Eyes: Grass Fellow Explores Puzzling Discovery of Light-Sensitive Cells in Zebrafish Tails
Marine Biological Laboratory Blog | July 15

 

The sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes
Berkeley News | July 14

 

Intellectual pursuits may buffer the brain against addiction
Berkeley News | July 13

 

Stephan Lammel awarded Brain Research Foundation seed grant for drug addiction research
HWNI News | July 8

 

The Science of ‘Inside Out’
The New York Times | July 3

 

The future is now: Brains, machines, and everything in between
HWNI News | July 2

 

Christopher Chang Receives the 2015 Blavatnik Award
HWNI News | July 1

 

University of California professors sweep young scientist awards
San Jose Mercury News | June 30

 

Humans’ built-in GPS is our 3-D sense of smell
Berkeley News | June 17

 

Decisions in the brain
HWNI News | June 15

 

Neuroscience Inspires Cartoon Action in Pixar’s “Inside Out”
NBC Bay Area | June 15

 

Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch
NPR | June 12

 

Introducing the ZEISS Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center
HWNI News | June 11

 

Three campus researchers named 2015 Pew scholars
Berkeley News | June 11

 

Go to Sleep: It May Be the Best Way to Avoid Getting Alzheimer’s
Time | June 1

 

Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer’s protein, memory loss
Berkeley News | June 1

 

Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains
Berkeley News | May 13

 

Seeing Through Alzheimer’s Disease
Berkeley Research News | April 29

 

Staying Sharp
Berkeley Science Review | April 29

 

Cracking the neural code: how single neurons and complex networks process perceptions
HWNI News | April 29

 

Brain Decoding: modern day cartographers aim to map the human brain
HWNI News | April 27

 

“Intelligent Design” Can It Deliver?
Berkeley Research News | April 24

 

Artificial Photosynthesis Advance Hailed As Major Breakthrough
Huffington Post | April 20

 

Video: Why robots will never make decisions like humans
World Economic Forum | March 26

 

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Research Symposium
UT Dallas Center for Brain Health | March 26

 

Turn the Light On: A Non-visual Opsin Could Help Future Studies of the Brain and Central Nervous System
LBL News Center | March 24

 

Bakar Fellows show off their discoveries to tech entrepreneurship world
Berkeley News | March 23

 

Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality
Berkeley News | March 19

 

Corey Goodman is the latest member of the HWNI community
HWNI News | March 5

 

Anxious people more apt to make bad decisions amid uncertainty
Berkeley News | March 2

 

HWNI faculty selected for Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
HWNI News | February 26

 

HWNI faculty selected for Sloan research fellowship
HWNI News | February 24

 

Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk
Berkeley News | February 16

 

Catch the brainwave: Cognitive Technologies at the Exploratorium
Berkeley Science Review | February 6

 

Choking under pressure: overthinking or misthinking?
Berkeley Science Review | January 29

 

Berkeley goes to Davos
Berkeley News | January 23

 

Kiko Labs Debuts A Series Of “Brain-Training” Games For Kids
Tech Crunch | January 15

 

Blocking hormone could eliminate stress-induced infertility
Berkeley News | January 12

 

How songbirds may help build a better hearing aid
Berkeley News | January 5

 

 

2014

 

 

A Standard for Neuroscience Data
LBL News Center | December 16

 

New therapy holds promise for restoring vision
Berkeley News | December 8

 

Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills
Berkeley News | December 3

 

Copper on the Brain at Rest
LBL News Center | November 26

 

‘Sleepless in America’ documentary to feature Berkeley research
Berkeley News | November 24

 

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society
Berkeley News | November 18

 

Of rats and men: Tolman, behavior and academic freedom
Berkeley News | November 13

 

Why Lab Rats Don’t Observe Daylight Saving Time
NPR | November 3

 

Mind-reading device invented by scientists to eavesdrop on ‘inner voice’
The Telegraph | October 30

 

Berkeley team to transform MRI
ABC News | October 21

 

Snap, crackle, pop, whoosh! Four weird auditory responses you didn’t know had a name
Berkeley Science Review | October 16

 

New front in war on Alzheimer’s, other protein-folding diseases
Berkeley News | October 16

 

UCSF, UC Berkeley Scientists Join Forces in New Glenn Center for Aging Research
UCSF News | October 8

 

New wave of brain research aims to understanding every function
SF Gate | October 8

 

Why we can’t tell a Hollywood heartthrob from his stunt double
Berkeley News | October 2

 

Director Alivisatos Plays Key Role in White House BRAIN Conference
LBL News Center| October 1

 

Obama’s BRAIN Initiative translates into new round of cash for Bay Area researchers
Biotech SF | September 30

 

NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative
Berkeley News | September 30

 

Three Bay Area institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research
Berkeley News | September 25

 

Researchers find neural compensation in people with Alzheimer’s-related protein
Berkeley News | September 14

 

Breaking Down the Data Barriers in Neuroscience
Kavli Foundation

 

Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain
Berkeley News | September 8

 

Shining light on brain circuits to study learning, memory
Berkeley News | September 5

 

How to Better Teach Kids Science? Just Ask Them
Discover Magazine | August 28

 

Institutions Announce Collaboration toward Sharing Neuroscience Data
Scientific Computing | August 8

 

Prominent U.S. Research Institutions Announce Collaboration Toward Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data
Kavli Foundation | August 4

 

Giving Computers the Wisdom of People
Fabbs Foundation | July 29

 

How Your Chilli Addiction Could Be Helping You Live Longer
Newsweek | July 24

 

Insatiable Insects: Identification of four neurons that act as feeding switches in the brain
HWNI News | July 2

 

Berkeley Grad Wins Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation
Berkeley Graduate Division | June 20

 

Your genes affect your betting behavior
Berkeley News | June 16

 

CNEP researchers target brain circuitry to treat intractable mental disorders
Berkeley News | May 27

 

Pain killers may improve health of diabetics and the obese
Berkeley News | May 22

 

Commonly available blood-pressure drug prevents epilepsy after brain injury
Berkeley News | April 22

 

Neuroengineers bring science cred, Berkeley feel to ‘Transcendence’ film
Berkeley News | April 18

 

UC Berkeley researchers explore memory formation
The Daily Californian | April 14

 

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’
Berkeley News | April 7

 

Your reality is 15 seconds in the making
Quartz | April 6

 

Chronic Stress Can Damage Brain Structure and Connectivity
Psychology Today | February 12

 

New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness
Berkeley News | February 11

 

 

2013

 

 

New data science institute to help scholars harness ‘big data’
Berkeley News | November 13

 

Blocking nerve cells could halt symptoms of eczema
Berkeley News | October 3

 

Distinguished awards for two veteran psychology professors
Berkeley News | June 24

 

Researchers develop easy and effective therapy to restore sight
Berkeley News | June 12

 

UC Berkeley researchers explore search mechanism of human brains
The Daily Californian | April 23

 

Researchers find out why some stress is good for you
Berkeley News | April 16

 

Campus poised to join Obama’s BRAIN initiative
Berkeley News | April 2

 

Jagust Awarded Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s Research
LBL News Center | January 28

 

 

2012

 

 

The Search for the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s
LBL News Center | May 23

 

Going mental: Study highlights brain’s flexibility, gives hope for natural-feeling neuroprosthetics
Berkeley News | March 4

 

Scientists decode brain waves to eavesdrop on what we hear
Berkeley News | January 31

 

 

2011

 

 

Research could help people with declining sense of smell
Berkeley News | December 7

 

Findings offer new clues into the addicted brain
Berkeley News | October 30

 

Playing video games helps adults with lazy eye
Berkeley News | August 31

 

New neurons help us to remember fear
Berkeley News | June 14

 

UC Berkeley, UCSF join forces to advance frontier of brain repair
Berkeley News | March 24

 

Advance makes MRI scans more than seven times faster
Berkeley News | January 5

 

 

2010

 

 

Jet lagged and forgetful? It’s no coincidence
Berkeley News | November 24

 

For neurons to work as a team, it helps to have a beat
Berkeley News | September 20

 

Alzheimer’s drug boosts perceptual learning in healthy adults
Berkeley News | September 18

 

Gates foundation awards $100,000 grants for novel global health research
Berkeley News | May 10

 

 

2005

 

 

$40 million gift from Li Ka Shing Foundation boosts health science research
Berkeley News | June 23