McGovern Institute to honor neurogenetics researcher Huda Zoghbi
March 4, 2014Zoghbi receives the Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience for her work on the genetic basis of human brain disorders.
3 Questions: Suzanne Corkin on new study of neuroscience’s most famous patient
January 28, 2014Preliminary analysis of H.M.’s brain tissue lays groundwork for more comprehensive studies.
Expanding our view of vision
January 26, 2014New brain-scanning technique allows scientists to see when and where the brain processes visual information.
A common brain pathway for anxiety and social behavior
January 15, 2014MIT neuroscientist Kay Tye finds a discrete brain circuit that controls social interaction, which is impaired in many brain disorders.
Discovering hippocampal connections responsible for episodic memory
December 18, 2013MIT neuroscientists map neural circuits involving the CA2 region of the hippocampus.
With NIH grant, Kay Tye will take on obesity
September 30, 2013The MIT professor has earned a 2013 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to further her obesity research.
Neuroscientists plant false memories in the brain
July 25, 2013MIT study also pinpoints where the brain stores memory traces, both false and authentic.
Complex brain function depends on flexibility
May 19, 2013Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain’s computational power, study finds.
3Q: Robert Desimone on the federal BRAIN Initiative
April 22, 2013Director of McGovern Institute discusses how new initiative to understand the human brain will affect neuroscience at MIT and beyond.
Four MIT researchers attend White House announcement of brain initiative
April 2, 2013Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.
Students have engineering on the brain
April 1, 2013MIT class offers student teams a chance to create business ventures based on neurotechnology research.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
Researchers reverse Fragile X Syndrome symptoms in adult mice
March 19, 2013Picower Institute neuroscientists use single dose of experimental drug; could prove promising for treatment of autism symptoms.
Boyden to share prestigious brain prize
March 11, 2013Ed Boyden honored for his work on optogenetics; will share 1 million Euro prize with five other researchers.
How the brain loses and regains consciousness
March 4, 2013Study reveals brain patterns produced by a general anesthesia drug; work could help doctors better monitor patients.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.