Picower Institute Neuroscientists don't just apply the latest technologies and methods for studying the brain, they also often invent them. To learn more about how researchers here work at, and expand, the frontiers of research, select them under Research Topics and you'll find relevant Picower people, discoveries and events.

With new grant, MIT neuroscientists will give 'invisible' cells a new look

February 8, 2018
New research
Astrocytes may 'partner' with neurons to process information

Lifting the veil on ‘valence,’ brain study reveals roots of desire, dislike

January 23, 2018
Research Findings
Research reveals inner workings of amygdala, which assigns feelings to experiences

MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation

October 23, 2017
Research Findings
Existence of “silent engrams” suggests that existing models of memory formation should be revised.

Kay Tye improvises to understand our inner lives

October 4, 2017
Tweaking neurons in lab animals could help reveal what makes us individuals

New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity

June 26, 2017
FLARE technique can reveal which cells respond during different tasks.

Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation

April 6, 2017
Research Findings
New findings challenge standard model of memory consolidation.

A delicate balance between positive and negative emotion

October 17, 2016
Research Findings
Neuroscientists identify two neuron populations that encode happy or fearful memories.

Kwanghun Chung receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 13, 2016
Award will support the development of technologies that can enable a better understanding of complex biological systems.

Scientists identify neurons devoted to social memory

September 29, 2016
Research Findings
Cells in the hippocampus store memories of acquaintances, a new study reports.

Imaging the brain at multiple size scales

July 25, 2016
New technique can reveal subcellular details and long-range connections.