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 • mit
Oct. 8, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Dec. 19, 2018 ~8 min

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

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 • mit
Aug. 9, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  mental-health  memory  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory

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 • mit
March 21, 2018 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Feb. 16, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  school-of-science  special-events-and-guest-speakers  faculty  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science

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 • mit
Jan. 16, 2018 ~2 min

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

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

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Feb. 4, 2016 ~4 min

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

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

School of Science • mit
Dec. 1, 2015 ~4 min

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

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 • mit
June 25, 2015 ~5 min

Tags:  biology  aging  disease  research  giving  school-of-science  faculty  koch-institute  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory

Uncovering a dynamic cortex | MIT News

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

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
June 18, 2015 ~8 min

Tags:  neuroscience  research  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  picower-institute-for-learning-and-memory

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