neuroscience research

A new role for neurogenesis

The ability to create new neurons may exist as built-in protection for sensitive brain areas, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci.

New software designed for rapid, automated identification of dendritic spines

Is it possible for microscopes to learn a bit about the brain? Even be taught by neuroscientists to reliably recognize parts of brain cells… all on their…

Sperm navigate by playing chords

It is a matter of scientific debate how microswimmers navigate. This fundamental question concerns scientists seeking to understand biological microswimmers,…

Why does the brain remember dreams?

A team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (Inserm/CNRS/Universit√© Claude Bernard Lyon 1), has studied the…

Neuroscientists Develop New Computational Model to Analyze Mouse Behavior

In a paper published online Sept. 7, 2010, in the journal Nature Communications, Thomas Serre and a team of colleagues at the McGovern Institute for Brain…