Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

MIT researchers have developed a way to simultaneously image up to five different molecules within a…

A hunger for social contact

MIT neuroscientists have found that the longings for social interaction felt during isolation are neurologically similar…

Identifying the structure and function of a brain hub

Postdoc Arghya Mukherjee studies the brain circuits involved in decision-making, and how these circuits go awry…

Scientists identify specific brain region and circuits controlling attention

Neurons of the locus coeruleus, shown here expressing the green-hued fluorescent calcium indicator GCaMP6F, are causally…

Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It?

Media Multitasking Is Ruining Our Memory. Can We Fix It? I picked up a bad habit…

How a worm may yield insights into the gut-brain relationship

Brain and cognitive sciences PhD student Gurrein Madan was awarded a MathWorks Fellowship for using MATLAB…

Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age

“As we age, it's harder to have a get-up-and-go attitude toward things,” says study author Ann…

Emery Brown wins Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

A neuroscientist, statistician, and anesthesiologist, Emery Brown was recognized for his many contributions to understanding brain…

Neural pathway crucial to successful rapid object recognition in primates

MIT researchers used an object recognition task (e.g., recognizing that there is a “bird” and not…

Statistical model improves analysis of skin conductance

With electrodes strapped to two fingers, researchers can read out changes in skin conductance produced by…