Over a black background are two oval-shaped green-stained mouse brain cross-sections. The right-hand one has big cresecnt-shaped holes on either side.
July 26, 2021
Brain’s ‘memory center’ needed to recognize image sequences but not single sights
A diagram of the human brain from front to back features a blue almond shape almost down toward the neck. Lines extend from it around the rest of the brain indicating the circuits it feeds.d the main projections it make
July 23, 2021
Grant to help scientists test whether brain region is a key locus of learning
A cartoon of a DNA strand split in the middle.
July 6, 2021
Memory making involves extensive DNA breaking
The viewer is situated behind the head of someone looking at an eye chart made up of increasingly small letters.
June 28, 2021
Bear earns amblyopia research award
Over a black background, two amorphous fields of green stained neurons are separated by a black stripe
June 8, 2021
As novel sights become familiar, different brain rhythms, neurons take over

Brain’s ‘memory center’ needed to recognize image sequences but not single sights

July 26, 2021
Research Findings
The visual cortex stores and remembers individual images, but when they are grouped into a sequence, mice can’t recognize that without guidance from the hippocampus

Grant to help scientists test whether brain region is a key locus of learning

July 23, 2021
New Research
Long thought of as a generic alarm system, the locus coeruleus may actually be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior, an MIT team posits

Memory making involves extensive DNA breaking

July 6, 2021
Research Findings
To quickly express genes needed for learning and memory, brain cells snap both strands of DNA in many more places and cell types than previously realized, a new study shows

Bear earns amblyopia research award

June 28, 2021
Picower People
RPB Walt and Lilly Disney Award will support efforts to develop new therapeutic approach

As novel sights become familiar, different brain rhythms, neurons take over

June 8, 2021
Research Findings
As ‘visual recognition memory’ emerges in visual cortex, one circuit of inhibitory neurons supplants another and slower neural oscillations prevail

Postdocs earn interdisciplinary Schmidt Science Fellowships

June 3, 2021
Picower People
Selective global honor supports researchers in new scientific pursuits

Speakers describe systemic sources of, prescribe empathic responses to, early life stress

May 17, 2021
Recent Events
At symposium, science and stories converge on harms of early exposure to trauma, racism but also restorative power of understanding, nurturing, and extending opportunity

Picower Institute faculty commit to reducing post-pandemic air travel

May 12, 2021
Picower People
Climate action aims to drive down estimated greenhouse gas emissions to no more than half of pre-pandemic levels

In ‘minibrains,’ hindering key enzyme by different amounts has opposite growth effects

May 10, 2021
Research Findings
Surprising findings can help improve organoid cultures, explain role of GSK3-beta in brain development

New algorithms show accuracy, reliability in gauging unconsciousness under general anesthesia

May 6, 2021
Research Findings
Machine learning software advances could help anesthesiologists optimize drug dose

Anesthesia doesn't simply turn off the brain, it changes its rhythms

April 27, 2021
Research Findings
Simultaneous measurement of neural rhythms and spikes across five brain areas in animals reveals how propofol induces unconsciousness

Li-Huei Tsai elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 22, 2021
Picower People
AAAS honors professor whose lab focuses on understanding Alzheimer's disease and developing innovative treatment strategies