Neuroscience

baseball pitcher

What monkeys can teach us about pitching

New motor learning research suggests that 'muscle memory actually is something the brain is constantly relearning.

Manipulating memory with light

Researchers have used light to erase specific memories in mice, and proved a basic theory of how different parts of the brain work together to retrieve episodic memories.

$17M award aims to improve clinical trials for traumatic brain injury

Department of Defense award joins universities, FDA, firms, philanthropies in partnership.

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

In a small-scale study, nine of 10 people with the disease displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months.
Brad Pitt and stunt double

Why we can’t tell a Hollywood heartthrob from his stunt double

Scientists have pinpointed the brain mechanism by which we latch on to a particular face, even when it changes.
human brain

Curiosity helps learning and memory

Curiosity, while perhaps still dangerous for cats, serves as motivation for humans to acquire and retain information.
UCSF Glassbrain

UC nabs nearly a quarter of NIH brain research grants

Projects led by UC scientists will receive more than $10 million of the $46 million being awarded as part of the Obama BRAIN Initiative.

Three institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research

UC Berkeley, UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have decided to invest in high-risk, high-gain projects that could jump-start our understanding of the brain.
human brain

Brain 'dimmer switch' influences mood disorders

Researchers pinpoint control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
Brain scans: with (left) and without obstructive sleep apnea

More proof that sleep apnea hurts the brain

Weaker blood flow to the brain results from the disorder.

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