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

Research advances technology of AI assistance for anesthesiologists

February 2, 2022
Research Findings
A new deep learning algorithm trained to optimize doses of propofol to maintain unconsciousness during general anesthesia could augment patient monitoring

‘Traveling’ nature of brain waves may help working memory work

January 31, 2022
Research Findings
The act of holding information in mind is accompanied by coordination of rotating brain waves in the prefrontal cortex, a new study finds.

Next-generation tissue expansion method improves neural imaging

January 13, 2022
Research Findings
An upgrade of ‘MAP’ enables labeling of more proteins, deeper studies of circuit junctions in brain tissue

In Down syndrome cells, genome-wide disruptions mimic a senescence-like state

January 6, 2022
Research Findings
Extra chromosome alters chromosomal conformation and DNA accessibility across the whole genome in neural progenitor cells, disrupting gene transcription and cell functions much like in cellular aging.

'Risky' Research

December 20, 2021
Research Feature
How bold new neuroscience research projects get off the ground

Research finds potential mechanism linking autism, intestinal inflammation

December 7, 2021
Research Findings
Moms infected during pregnancy who produce elevated levels of the cytokine IL-17a may have microbiome alterations that prime offspring for aberrant immune responses later in life, mouse study suggests

Study reveals a protein’s key contribution to heterogeneity of neurons

November 29, 2021
Research Findings
Tomosyn’s tight regulation of neurotransmitter release distinguishes functions of two neuron classes at the fly neuromuscular junction

Feast or forage: Study finds circuit that helps a brain decide

November 22, 2021
Research Findings
By integrating multiple sensory inputs, a loop of mutual inhibition among a small set of neurons allows worms to switch between long-lasting behavioral states

Young Picower scientists present projects at ‘SfN’

November 12, 2021
Picower People
Picower scientists shared research on brain waves, new technologies, brain plasticity and psychiatric illness and, of course, learning and memory.

Study links gene to cognitive resilience in the elderly

November 3, 2021
Research Findings
The findings may help explain why some people who lead enriching lives are less prone to Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia

Symposium spotlights crucial roles of dendrites

October 18, 2021
Recent Events
Scholars from around the world gathered online to share new research on how intricately structured neural processes enable plasticity of circuit connections and help integrate incoming information to enable brain function

NIH award funds innovative investigation of neurodegenerative motor diseases

October 5, 2021
New Research
Large-scale, integrated application of advanced computational, biological techniques aims to discover mechanisms underlying ALS and frontotemporal lobar degeneration with motor neuron disease