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 23, 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 2, 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.
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 5, 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.