Surprise! Noradrenaline Helps the Brain Learn from Unexpected Events

A portrait of Mriganka Sur
June 1, 2022

Understanding Memory Recall and Storage in the Brain

Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Susumu Tonegawa
May 6, 2022

Your Focus Has Been Stolen from You—and Johann Hari Knows How to Get It Back

A portrait of Earl Miller
May 6, 2022

Anaesthesia drastically changes the way brain waves travel

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.
May 1, 2022

Mapping memories in the brain

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 13, 2022

What Do Animals Dream About?

Matthew Wilson stands at an MIT podium with the Picower Institute logo behind him
February 28, 2022