Controlling attention with brain waves

Study shows that people can boost attention by manipulating their own alpha brain waves.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 4, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research behavior brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute school-of-science neuroscience

MIT announces framework to guide negotiations with publishers

Principle-based framework aims to support the needs of scholars, reflect MIT principles, and advance science.

Brigham Fay | MIT Libraries | Oct. 23, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

Tags: libraries open-access research brain-and-cognitive-sciences school-of-science

Drug combination reverses hypersensitivity to noise

Findings in mice suggest targeting certain brain circuits could offer new ways to treat some neurological disorders.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 21, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research autism brain-and-cognitive-sciences mcgovern-institute school-of-science neuroscience national-institutes-of-health-nih

Controlling our internal world

Design principles from robotics help researchers decipher elements controlling mental processes in the brain.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research | Oct. 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: mcgovern-institute brain-and-cognitive-sciences school-of-science research neuroscience mental-health

New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute

Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 9, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research brain-and-cognitive-sciences media-lab biological-engineering mcgovern-institute koch-institute school-of-engineering school-of-science school-of-architecture-and-planning national-institutes-of-health-nih national-science-foundation-nsf neuroscience

Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

Clumps of amyloid protein emerge early in deep regions, such as the mammillary body, and march outward in the brain along specific circuits.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute | Oct. 8, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory school-of-science school-of-engineering neuroscience alzheimers institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes brain-and-cognitive-sciences disease mental-health research

Study: Better sleep habits lead to better college grades

Data on MIT students underscore the importance of getting enough sleep; bedtime also matters.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Oct. 1, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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