How the brain processes emotions
A new glimpse into working memory
“Lost” memories can be found
Kay Tye receives Presidential Early Career Award
Pinpointing loneliness in the brain
A day in the life of a synapse reveals new facets of the adult brain
How neurons lose their connections
Protein imaging reveals detailed brain architecture
Neuroscientists Reveal how the Brain can Enhance Connections
Congratulations to Kwanghun Chung: 2015 Packard Fellowship Recipient
Leveraging Genetic Diversity to Drive Precision Medicine
How the brain controls sleep
How the brain encodes time and place
Glenn Foundation gift to MIT to fund multiple research initiatives on how we age
Uncovering a dynamic cortex: Neuroscientists show that multiple cortical regions are needed to process information.
Recalling happier memories can reverse depression: Artificially reactivating positive memories could offer an alternative to traditional antidepressants.
Process that allows brains to learn and remember also leads to degeneration with age.
Researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory have identified a master genetic regulator that could account for faulty brain functions that contribute to schizophrenia.
How the brain tells good from bad
Picower neuroscientists identify neurons in the amygdala that assign emotions to experience.

Picower researchers ID brain mechanisms underlying alertness and attentiveness
Alana Foundation gift to support study of Down syndrome
Picower Institute to partner on four projects with Case Western Reserve University.
How Brain Waves Guide Memory Formation
Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store
Epigenomics of Alzheimer’s Disease Progression
Study of epigenomic modifications reveals immune basis of Alzheimer's disease
Sugar on the Brain Circuit
Mice seeking sweets may hold key to compulsive overeating
Decoding Sugar Addiction
Separate neural circuits control sugar cravings and healthy eating

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7Dec4:00 pm- 5:00 pmAging Brain Initiative Seminar Series with Dr. Bradley HymanFactors underlying progression in Alzheimer's Disease4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar St Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Aging Brain Seminar SeriesAvailability:Public Event
8Dec4:00 pm- 5:00 pmMIT Colloquium on Brain & Cognition with Dr. Bob DattaCoupling Sensation to Action in the Olfactory System4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar Street Room 46-3002, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Colloquia,Availability:Public Event
12Dec1:00 pm- 2:00 pmPicower Bioinformatics Monthly WorkshopFunctional Annotation for Genomic Variants1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-6309, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Special Seminars,Availability:Picower Community Only
9Feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmPlastic Lunch: Brown and Xu Labs12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 43 Vassar St Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Plastic Lunches,Availability:Not a Public Event
15Feb4:00 pm- 5:00 pmAging Brain Initiative Seminar Series with Dr. Brad DickersonSeminar Title Coming Soon4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar St Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Aging Brain Seminar SeriesAvailability:Public Event
16Feb4:00 pm- 5:00 pmMIT Colloquium on Brain & Cognition with Dr. Lisa Giocomo4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3002, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Colloquia,Availability:Public Event
15Mar4:00 pm- 5:00 pmAging Brain Initiative Seminar Series with Dr. Patrick PurdonSeminar Title Coming Soon4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar St Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Aging Brain Seminar SeriesAvailability:Public Event
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