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.
Simons Center for the Social Brain offering seed grants, postdoc fellowships
January 3, 2013Deadline for applications is February 28.
New insights into how brain synapses transmit information
January 2, 2013Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons.
Brain waves encode rules for behavior
November 21, 2012Fluctuations in electrical activity may also allow the brain to form thoughts and memories.
Belfer gift creates consortium targeting neurodegenerative diseases
October 29, 2012Collaboration unites Picower Institute at MIT with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Mapping neurological disease
September 4, 2012New algorithm can analyze information from medical images to identify diseased areas of the brain and connections with other regions.
Introduction to Psychology now available in MIT OpenCourseWare’s innovative OCW Scholar format
July 31, 2012Course is the sixth of seven courses MIT OCW will publish this year specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
All things big and small: the brain’s discerning taste for size
June 20, 2012New research shows brain has distinct regions for identifying different sized objects.
13 faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 17, 2012
Sensing when the brain is under pressure
April 11, 2012New monitoring strategy forgoes surgery, could help doctors treat patients with head injuries.
McGovern Institute to honor synapses expert Roger Nicoll
March 8, 2012Named winner of the 2012 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
March 1, 2012Neuroscientists show that HDAC2 enzyme could be a good target for new drugs.