Neuroscience

alcohol UCSF mouse study

New clues for ending alcohol abuse

Blocking a protein in mice causes them to abandon 'problem drinking,' study finds.

emotions map UC Berkeley

Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotion

Enjoyable GIFs actually reveal the full range of the human heart.

Rose smell UC

How love leads us by the nose, explained

Neuroscientists ID the roots of attraction.

UCLA virtual reality memory

Fighting memory loss with virtual reality

As featured by Mashable, a UCLA neuroscientist opens the door into an entirely new realm of brain research.

Buddhist monks UC Merced

Summer school for Buddhist monks

Researchers engage in the scientific method at Indian monasteries.

skill sleep UCSF

Want to learn a new skill? Get some sleep

Faced with a new task, your brain adapts by rewiring itself as you snooze.

Wine glass UC San Diego

Happy hour: A second drink linked to staying sharp in old age, new study finds

Older adults with moderate regular alcohol intake found more likely to live to 85 without dementia.

Marian Diamond UC Berkeley

Marian Diamond, known for studies of Einstein’s brain, dies at 90

Renowned educator and scientist discovered brain plasticity and shared her love of anatomy with millions.

UCSF sleep sheep

The science of sleep: A Q&A with neurology professor Ying-Hui Fu

From identifying how your genes want you to sleep to warding off Alzheimer's, learn the latest on shut-eye.

UC Berkeley zebrafish

UC Berkeley to build a window into the brain

$21.6M awarded to create a 'brain modem' that can read and write to neurons, laying foundation for new therapies.

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