3 takes on dealing with uncertainty

In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite and Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronomy neuroscience psychology fas radcliffe-institute-for-advanced-study juan-siliezar health-medicine alyssa-goodman comparative-literature elizabeth-phelps german john-hamilton manisha-aggarwal-schifellite

Study connects specific genes with defective social behavior

Researchers use zebrafish to explore the connection between specific genetic mutations and group behavior.

Jessica Lau • harvard
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  neuroscience  imaging  basic-research  social-behavior

New evidence that shows how the brain makes decisions

New technology helps dissect how the brain ignores or acts on information

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Feb. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  physics  chemistry  neuroscience  attention  electricity  basic-research  neurons  chemistry-and-chemical-biology  science  adam-cohen  caitlin-mcdermott-murphy  engineering-technology  optogenetics  sensory-overload

Uncovering the switch that controls brain state

A team of researchers led by two Harvard alumni uncover a switch that controls brain states.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  neuroscience  basic-research  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  science  rowland-institute  drew-robson  harvard-fas  jennifer-li  max-planck-institute-for-biological-cybernetics  zebrafish

A new paper examines how neuron-like implants could treat brain disorders

A new paper explores why neuron-like implants could offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Sept. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  alzheimers-disease  chemistry  brain  neuroscience  parkinsons-disease  nanotechnology  memory  neurological-disease  learning  charles-lieber  deep-brain-stimulation  mind  nature-biotechnology  neurosurgery  psychiatric-disorders

Harvard researcher finds canine brains vary based on breed

Erin Hecht, who joined the faculty in January, has published her first paper on our canine comrades in the Journal of Neuroscience, finding that different breeds have different brain organizations owing to human cultivation of specific traits.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Sept. 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  neuroscience  dogs  fas  science  jill-radsken  human-evolutionary-biology  brains  breeds  erin-hecht

New 3D mini brain models accelerate neuroscience research

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  crispr  brain  neuroscience  basic-research  organoids  paola-arlotta  aviv-regev  broad-insitute  doug-melton  reproducibility  silvia-velasco  single-cell-sequencing  steven-hyman  yoshiki-sasai

Broad Institute researchers develop 3D mini brain models

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  crispr  brain  neuroscience  basic-research  paola-arlotta  aviv-regev  doug-melton  reproducibility  silvia-velasco  single-cell-sequencing  steven-hyman  yoshiki-sasai  organic

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