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Visualizing the effects of sleep on neurons’ maintenance

Why do we spend a third time of our lives sleeping? Why do all animals with a nervous system sleep? And how can we define sleep in all species? From jellyfish to mice to humans, all animals sleep despite the risk of predation and survival.... click to read more

  • David Zada | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Faculty of Life Sciences and The Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Lior Appelbaum | Professor at The Faculty of Life Sciences and The Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Views 181
Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 11, 2019
The turbulent brain

The human brain supports a rich repertoire of complex dynamics. This wide diversity of activity patterns underpins all our thoughts and behaviors. We also need some degree of flexibility so that our brains do not get stuck in one pattern for too long, but rather... click to read more

  • James Roberts | Group Leader at Brain Modelling Group, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Views 144
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 9, 2019
AutonoMouse: A platform for automating mouse behavioral studies

Behavioral studies are a crucial tool in understanding brain function, allowing experimenters to link the architecture and activity patterns of neural circuits to perception. In the most popular mammalian experimental model - the mouse - a wide array of behavioral techniques have been developed over... click to read more

  • Andrew Erskine | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Francis Crick Institute, Neurophysiology of behavior laboratory, London, UK
Views 173
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 30, 2019
Could new synapses lift spirits?

In her memoir The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery, author Mary Cregan reflects on a conversation with a psychiatrist, hours after an attempt on her own life: "Thinking of myself in this interview brings to mind an image: a miner, at the... click to read more

  • Puja Parekh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY, USA
  • Mitchell Murdock | PhD student at Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine New York, NY, USA
  • Conor Liston | Professor at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Views 604
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 25, 2019
Haptics and Sight in Action: a new way to grasp the human brain

In everyday life, actions are not only directed toward objects we see but also toward objects we already hold in one hand. For instance, even without vision, we can easily grasp the lid of a marmalade jar, open up a bottle or fill a candy... click to read more

  • Ivan Camponogara | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Robert Volcic | Assistant Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Views 472
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 28, 2019