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
Researchers Find Where Visual Memories Are Made
Discovery could lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders including autism and schizophrenia
Genetic Brain Disorders Converge at the Synapse
Picower Institute researchers show that different causes of autism and intellectual disability respond to the same treatment
Fundamental Discovery About Cortical Neurons
Inhibitory neuron functionality is not an immutable property of cortical cells, but a consequence of more complex network dynamics
Professor Mark Bear Receives Inscopix DECODE Award
Professor Mark Bear selected to receive one of 10 Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease (DECODE) two-year grants
Bose Grants Reward Risk
Five innovative, high-risk projects launch with support from Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants

Upcoming Events

29Jul4:00 pm- 5:00 pmAging Brain Initiative Seminar Series with Dr. Joseph CoughlinExamining Family Decision Dynamics & Technology Adoption in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Aging Brain Seminar SeriesAvailability:Public Event
10Sep4:00 pm- 5:00 pmMIT Colloquium on Brain & Cognition with Dr. Alcino SilvaMolecular, Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms that Link Memories Across Time4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3002, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Colloquia,Availability:Public Event
6Oct8:00 am- 7:00 pmThe Picower Institute 2015 Fall SymposiumSynapses in Health and Disease8:00 am - 7:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3002, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Symposia,Availability:Must RegisterPublic Event

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