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

Real-time readouts of thinking in rats

New open-source system provides fast, accurate neural decoding and real-time readouts of where rats think they are.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Dec. 19, 2018 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: school-of-science picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory brain-and-cognitive-sciences biology memory sleep neuroscience neurotechnology research

The debate over how working memory works | MIT News

Scientists present dueling theories in the high-stakes quest to understand how we hold and juggle multiple pieces of information in mind.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Aug. 9, 2018
~6 mins |

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Researchers identify important role for gene in 16p11.2 deletion autism | MIT News

Study finds that major vault protein is needed for homeostatic plasticity.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | March 21, 2018
~6 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  neuroscience  autism  genetics

Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology | MIT News

Emery N. Brown explains how statistics and neuroscience improve anesthesiology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Feb. 16, 2018
~6 mins |

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School of Science Infinite Kilometer Awards for 2017 | MIT News

Eight research staffers and postdocs are recognized for their extraordinary contributions and dedication to programs, colleagues, and the Institute.

School of Science | Jan. 16, 2018
~2 mins |

Tags:  school-of-science  awards-honors-and-fellowships  staff  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory  biology  community  graduate-postdoctoral  mcgovern-institute  nuclear-science-and-engineering  laboratory-for-nuclear-science

A day in the life of a synapse reveals new facets of the adult brain | MIT News

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Feb. 4, 2016
~4 mins |

Tags:  research  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  biology  synapses  school-of-science  mechanical-engineering  biological-engineering  school-of-engineering

Sean Perry, technical associate at the Picower Institute, dies at age 39 | MIT News

School of Science | Dec. 1, 2015
~4 mins |

Tags:  staff  obituaries  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory  school-of-science  community

Glenn Foundation gift to MIT to fund multiple research initiatives on how we age | MIT News

New center will incorporate research on the study of aging in the Department of Biology, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, and David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.

Resource Development | June 25, 2015
~5 mins |

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Uncovering a dynamic cortex | MIT News

Neuroscientists show that multiple cortical regions are needed to process information.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | June 18, 2015
~8 mins |

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