May 17, 2022
Brown wins share of 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize
A 2x3 array of graphs. Blue lines wiggle across showing peaks above distinct frequencies.
May 16, 2022
Circuit model may explain how deep brain stimulation treats Parkinson’s disease symptoms
A 4 X 2 array of squares act like a comic strip showing how a traveling brain wave passes by an electrode array over the course of 280 milliseconds. The peak of the wave (which stretches from the upper right to the lower left) is indicated by red coloration.
April 27, 2022
Anesthetic drastically diverts the travels of brain waves
Isloated clusters of neurons glow orange-yellow amid a dark background
April 21, 2022
Circuit that focuses attention brings in wide array of inputs
Two rows show saggital views of a mouses brain lit up in speckles of many different colors corresondeing to hundreds of brain regions. A scale shows that as colors become warmer, the regions were more likely to be involved in memory.
April 11, 2022
A single memory is stored across many connected brain regions

NIH award to help Heiman unearth roots of Huntington’s pathology

May 26, 2022
New Research
Research Program Award will fund studies to find early triggers of disease progression

Brown wins share of 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

May 17, 2022
Picower People
Emery N. Brown and three other scientists recognized for advancing statistical, theoretical analyses of neuroscience data

Circuit model may explain how deep brain stimulation treats Parkinson’s disease symptoms

May 16, 2022
Research Findings
Stimulation of subthalamic nucleus interrupts a cycle of runaway beta-frequency rhythms and restores ability of interneurons to regulate rhythms in the brain’s striatum, improving movement, study suggests

Anesthetic drastically diverts the travels of brain waves

April 27, 2022
Research Findings
Under propofol general anesthesia very slow frequency traveling waves transform and dominate, redirecting and disrupting the higher frequency traveling waves associated with conscious function

Circuit that focuses attention brings in wide array of inputs

April 21, 2022
Research Findings
With a comprehensive map of the wiring, researchers can now discern what information flows into the circuit to enable a key brain function

Aging Brain Initiative awards fund 5 new ideas to study, fight neurodegeneration

April 20, 2022
New Research
Competitive seed grants launch yearlong investigations of novel hypotheses about potential causes, biomarkers, treatments of Alzheimer’s and ALS.

A single memory is stored across many connected brain regions

April 11, 2022
Research Findings
Innovative brain-wide mapping study shows that “engrams,” the ensembles of neurons encoding a memory, are widely distributed, including among regions not previously realized

Emery Brown earns AIMBE’s highest honor

March 25, 2022
Picower People
Pierre Galletti Award recognizes contributions to neural signal processing, anesthesiology advances

Neurons are fickle. Electric fields are more reliable for information.

March 14, 2022
Research Findings
A new study suggests that electric fields may represent information held in working memory, allowing the brain to overcome “representational drift,” or the inconsistent participation of individual neurons

The model remodeler

March 14, 2022
Research Feature
A Picower Institute primer on ‘plasticity,’ the brain’s amazing ability to constantly adapt to and learn from experience

Mriganka Sur elected to the 2022 class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

February 28, 2022
Picower People
National Institute recognizes innovations and research elucidating neuronal plasticity and computations

A new “atlas” of cells that carry blood to the brain

February 14, 2022
Research Findings
Single-cell gene expression analyses of human cerebrovascular cells can help reveal new drug targets for Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.