BRAIN Blog

SPIE journal Neurophotonics has published the first of two extensive status reports on tools for brain science.

May 12, 2022

Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Justin O’Hare, and colleagues publish landmark paper in Science, finding for the first time that intracellular calcium release plays a key role in how the brain adapts to new environments. 

May 05, 2022

BRAIN Initiative Director Dr John Ngai provides a Leading Edge overview of three ambitious “BRAIN 2.0 transformative projects” – a comprehensive human brain cell atlas project, the BRAIN microconnectivity project, and the precision access to brain cell types project – which…

January 07, 2022

European Parliament hosted leaders from the International Brain Initiative this fall to discuss strategies that foster collaborative science across borders. A newly published report summarizes key takeaways.

December 15, 2021

Recent BRAIN Initiative-funded study finds promise in the use of adaptive deep brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

December 13, 2021

Evaluating the validity of flexible models… Astrocytes control inhibitory neural synapses… The future of open source optogenetic data in non-human primates… A brain region that can predict the future…

February 26, 2021

Creating a 3D atlas of nerve innervation in the pancreas…Instinct and experience drive the cortical plasticity needed for maternal behavior…A new central amygdala fear circuit…Shedding light on visual discrimination circuits in primates….

January 29, 2021

Research in Drosophila reveals context-dependent visual responses in a brain region thought to be involved in navigation during flight

January 14, 2021

Improving two-color calcium imaging… Surprising evolutionary changes in interneuron types… Exploring how the basal ganglia multitasks behavior… Using mathematical models to study bat echolocation…

December 09, 2020