Neuroscience in the News

Optogenetics, a tool for controlling neurons with light, has given neuroscientists the ability to flip brain cells on and off more or less at will, revolutionizing neuroscience.
  • 20 Dec 2019
  • Medical Xpress
A striking new study has tracked the effects of extreme isolation on the brains of nine crew members who spent 14 months living on a remote research station in Antarctica.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • New Atlas
The disease may begin in the womb and require treatment early in life.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • Scientific American
A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
  • 13 Dec 2019
  • Medical Xpress
People who are suicidal seem to have unusual patterns of brain activity.
  • 02 Dec 2019
  • New Scientist
Tiny air pollutants may cause changes in brain structure that resemble those of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • 02 Dec 2019
  • New York Times
Worrying about sleep is perhaps the most counterproductive thing you can do, no matter how many gadgets try to tell you otherwise.
  • 02 Dec 2019
  • WIRED
New scans showed how the brains of people who had a hemisphere removed in childhood continue to function.
  • 22 Nov 2019
  • New York Times
When we hear a sentence, or a line of poetry, our brains automatically transform the stream of sound into a sequence of syllables.
  • 22 Nov 2019
  • NPR Shots Blog
Activity in this circuit predicted which animals would keep drinking despite negative consequences.
  • 22 Nov 2019
  • Scientific American
An ability to read and write, even with little or no schooling, could offer protection.
  • 15 Nov 2019
  • Scientific American
Here's what a good night's sleep and earthquakes have in common.
  • 15 Nov 2019
  • Inverse

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