A cartoon of a brain viewing a three course meal and remembering similar past experiences
April 6, 2020
Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations
A woman and her white poodle look at a computer screend displaying neurons. We see them from behind.
April 1, 2020
‘Researching from Home’: Picower science stays strong even at a distance
A painting of a face in profile with lots of eyes floating around amid colorful swirls
March 13, 2020
Look and Learn: Studying the visual system
An illustration juxtaposes a golden neuron with two silvery strands of DNA on either side
January 30, 2020
Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington’s disease
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

Neuroscientists find memory cells that help us interpret new situations

April 6, 2020
Research Findings
Neurons that store abstract representations of past experiences are activated when a new, similar event takes place

‘Researching from Home’: Picower science stays strong even at a distance

April 1, 2020
News Feature
Institute researchers are advancing their work in many ways despite time away from the lab required to corral Covid-19

Look and Learn: Studying the visual system

March 13, 2020
Research Feature
Research on how the brain processes sight has told neuroscientists much about how the brain works more broadly

With sophisticated tools in a simple model, scientists aim to learn how serotonin modulates behavior

February 20, 2020
New Research
New NIH grant funds study that will span receptors, cells, the whole brain and behavior

Genetic screen offers new drug targets for Huntington’s disease

January 30, 2020
Research findings
Neuroscientists identify genes that modulate the disease’s toxic effects

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