Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams Syndrome

Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, April 22, 2019] Mouse study yields insights into the rare condition, may shed light on other neurological disorders. Williams Syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the United States, produces a range of symptoms including cognitive […]

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, February 22, 2019] Noninvasive measurements of calcium could reveal neurons’ roles in different types of behavior. Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells can reveal how neurons communicate with […]

Mapping the brain at high resolution

Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, January 17, 2019] New 3-D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain. Researchers have developed a new way to image the brain with unprecedented resolution and speed. Using this approach, they can locate individual […]

Brain study finds circuits that may help you keep your cool

Source: [David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, January 15, 2019] Research by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal. The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver’s license. As you start […]