Berkeley News | April 15th, 2016

Three faculty members among 15 new Searle Scholars

Michael Yartsev

Three young UC Berkeley faculty members were appointed Searle Scholars this week, comprising one-fifth of the 2016 class of 15 fellows, each of whom will receive $300,000 in research support for the next three years. Michael Yartsev, an assistant professor of bioengineering and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, who is studying the neural […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | April 7th, 2016

Seven Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students awarded NSF Fellowships

Seven Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and five received honorable mentions. Congratulations to our students on this impressive accomplishment! 2016 NSF Fellowship Awardees From entering class of 2016 Tobias Schmid From entering class of 2015 Zeke Barger Daniel Toker Amanda Tose From entering class of 2014 Charles Frye (Sommer Lab) […]

Daily Mail | April 6th, 2016

Mind-control MICROSCOPE changes the behaviour of mice in an instant

In a breakthrough that wouldn’t look out of place in a science fiction film, researchers said they have been able to control the minds of living animals by tweaking the activity of their brain cells. Using a specialised microscope to tweak activity of brain circuits, they were able to control the behaviour of mice, leading […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 24th, 2016

Michael Yartsev and international collaborators receive HFSP award to develop first mammalian model for vocal learning

Michael Yartsev, Sonja Vernes (Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics), Uwe Firzlaff (Technische Universität München), and Lutz Wiegrebe (University of Munich, Planegg-Martinsried) were awarded a $1.2M program grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. Together, they will use a molecular, neural and comparative approach to study vocal learning in bats. >> Learn more about the 2016 awardees >> Yartsev Lab […]

Wall Street Journal | March 23rd, 2016

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

Is it good to grow up? We often act as if children should develop into adults as quickly as possible. More and more we urge our children to race to the next level, leap over the next hurdle, make it to the next grade as fast as they can. But new brain studies suggest that […]

Psychology Today | March 7th, 2016

How Does Your Brain Learn Through Trial and Error? Problem-solving and critical thinking can rewire the orbitofrontal cortex

In a groundbreaking discovery, neurocientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have captured brain images of active learning in real-time by photographing the brains of mice as they learn how-to problem solve through trial and error. Using advanced microscopy techniques, the researchers made time-lapse movies that illustrate how a mouse actively learns a new strategy for finding […]

Berkeley News | March 7th, 2016

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley scientists have captured unique images of problem-solving in action by tapping into the minds of mice. The study shows rapid rewiring in the rodents’ frontal brains after they learn by trial and error. Using advanced microscopy techniques, researchers found that when mice used new strategies to find hidden treats during a foraging task, they […]

Berkeley News | March 3rd, 2016

Bromances may be good for men’s health

Male friendships, portrayed and often winked at in bromance movies, could have healthful effects similar to those seen in romantic relationships, especially when dealing with stress, according to a new study of male rats by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Human studies show that social interactions increase the level of the hormone oxytocin […]

Nature Outlook | March 2nd, 2016

Neurobiology: Rise of resilience

Stress can have a negative influence on the human brain, but increasingly it is the ability to withstand severe stress that is the focus of research. Daniela Kaufer has a personal interest in the effects of stress. “My mum’s family had a very traumatic experience when their mother died in childbirth,” she explains. The three […]

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