An area of brain tissue mostly glows green but has a red patch in the middle
January 15, 2020
With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward
Neurons stained green and red appear over a black background
January 2, 2020
Engrams emerging as the basic unit of memory
A thermometer shows a fever-level reading in the foreground as a sick child lies in the background
December 18, 2019
Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms
A color-coded image of an organoid highlights ventricles and the locations of different cell types
December 16, 2019
Human Models of Disease
A section of cortex with colorfully labeled layers. Layer 4 stands out in a pinkish hue
December 13, 2019
Study probing visual memory, amblyopia unveils many-layered mystery

With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward

January 15, 2020
Research findings
The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones

Engrams emerging as the basic unit of memory

January 2, 2020
Research Findings
Review in Science traces progress in studying the neural substrate for storing memories

Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

December 18, 2019
Research Findings
An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.

Human Models of Disease

December 16, 2019
News Feature
Stem cell, genetic technologies enable sophisticated studies of human brain cells and brain "organoids"

Study probing visual memory, amblyopia unveils many-layered mystery

December 13, 2019
Research Findings
Plasticity underlying amblyopia found in visual cortex layer 4

Scientists eager to explain brain rhythm boost’s broad impact in Alzheimer’s models

December 9, 2019
Research findings
Paper lays out new areas of investigation

Tsai elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

December 3, 2019
Picower People
Honor notes innovations in research addressing Alzheimer’s disease

Down syndrome symposium highlights potential progress at many scales

November 14, 2019
Events
The inaugural symposium of the Alana Down Syndrome Center

Picower scientists shine in Chicago at 'SfN'

October 28, 2019
News Feature
About 50 institute researchers presented talks and posters over 5 days

In Alzheimer’s research, MIT scientists reveal brain rhythm role

October 22, 2019
At 'SFN'
At Society for Neuroscience meeting, Li-Huei Tsai presents latest findings on sensory stimulation of gamma rhythm

Fundamental questions find advanced answers, approaches at Fall Symposium

October 18, 2019
Events
Experts from around the world discuss "Neural Mechanisms of Memory and Cognition"

Memory and its meaning

October 7, 2019
News Feature
25 Years of Picower Institute research