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
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

Upcoming Events

24Feb4:00 pm- 5:00 pmPicower Lecture with Dr. Edvard MoserGrid cells and the cortical representation of space4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3002, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Picower Lecture,Availability:Public Event
25Feb12:00 pm- 1:00 pmPlastic Lunch - Sur & Xu Labs12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-3310, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Plastic Lunches,Availability:Not a Public Event
21Mar1:00 pm- 2:00 pmPicower Bioinformatics Monthly Workshop: Picower Bioinformatics Web Server1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 43 Vassar ST Room 46-6309, Cambridge, MA 02139Event Type:Special Seminars,Availability:MIT Building 46 Community Only
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