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  • Connections Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons When the brain forms memories or learns a new task it encodes the new information by tuning connections between Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Tonegawa Lab News Posted November 6 2015 How your brain puts the where and when in memories Each memory relies on three critical elements those being the what where and when building blocks Neuroscientists from MIT have identified a brain circuit connecting the hippocampus Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News News Tonegawa Lab News Posted November 6 2015 Q A Memory Man Susumu Tonegawa unlocked the genetic secrets behind antibodies diverse structures which earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1987 Having since moved fields he tells Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Tsai Lab News Posted November 6 2015 Summer Reseach Briefs Brain Power Molding Memories Some people find it hard to remember what they had for lunch yesterday while others can remember every detail of the house they grew up in Understanding how memories are Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Chung Lab News Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Press Releases Posted October 19 2015 Congratulations to Kwanghun Chung 2015 Packard Fellowship Recipient Kwanghun KC Chung investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory core faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering Science IMES and an assistant Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Press Releases Sur Lab News Posted October 15 2015 Leveraging Genetic Diversity to Drive Precision Medicine Heterogeneity Presents Challenges and Opportunities for Treating Autism Genetic research suggests that hundreds of genes are likely risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders like autism This Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Press Releases Wilson Lab News Posted October 14 2015 Thinking and Dreaming are Different when it comes to Reward Replayed experiences include memory of rewards Spatial learning is what allows us to navigate in familiar environments and research has shown that there are specific areas of the brain Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Brown Lab News Featured News Lab News News Press Releases Wilson Lab News Posted October 13 2015 How the brain controls sleep Brain structure generates pockets of sleep within the brain Sleep is usually considered an all or nothing state The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep However MIT Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News News Press Releases Tonegawa Lab News Posted September 23 2015 How the brain encodes time and place CAMBRIDGE MA When you remember a particular experience that memory has three critical elements what when and where MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions News Tonegawa Lab News

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  • inspired by those around her to teach in Nicaragua conduct neuroscience research MIT senior Sofia Essayan Perez majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in Read More 3 By Joshua Sarinana In Bear Lab News Press Releases Posted March 29 2014 New Respect for Primary Visual Cortex A previously underappreciated brain region performs complex sequence learning In the context of learning and memory the primary visual cortex is the Rodney Dangerfield of cortical areas It Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Bear Lab News Media Mentions Posted September 20 2012 Progress Made On Drug For Autism Symptoms An experimental drug that helps people who have Fragile X syndrome is raising hopes of a treatment for autism The drug called arbaclofen made people with Fragile X less likely to avoid social Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Bear Lab News Press Releases Posted November 23 2011 A New Piece to the Autism Puzzle Neuroscientists find that two rare autism related disorders are caused by opposing malfunctions in the brain Most cases of autism are not caused by a single genetic mutation However several Read More 2 By Joshua Sarinana In Bear Lab News Press Releases Posted November 15 2011 Mimicking the Brain in Silicon New computer chip models how neurons communicate with each other at synapses For decades scientists have dreamed of building computer systems that could replicate the human brain s talent for Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Bear Lab News Featured News Media Mentions Posted November 18 2010 Mark Bear s Fight To Decode Autism Mark Bear 53 has been fixated on understanding the brain since he was 6 when he saw news commentators speculating about John F Kennedy s brain functioning after the shooting He later became a Read More 0 By

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  • the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Brown Lab News Featured News Lab News News Posted November 19 2015 Picower Institute Welcomes Emery Brown Reinventing Anesthesia Dr Emery Brown the Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Medical Engineering in MIT s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences has joined the Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Brown Lab News Featured News Lab News News Press Releases Wilson Lab News Posted October 13 2015 How the brain controls sleep Brain structure generates pockets of sleep within the brain Sleep is usually considered an all or nothing state The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep However MIT Read More Load More News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton

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  • Chung Lab News Nedivi Lab News Press Releases Sur Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Posted September 30 2014 Fifteen MIT scientists Receive NIH BRAIN Initiative Grants Today the National Institutes of Health NIH announced their first round of BRAIN Initiativeaward recipients Six teams and 15 researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were Read More 4 By Joshua Sarinana In Chung Lab News Press Releases Sur Lab News Posted September 30 2014 Picower and MIT Scientists Sur Brown Chung and Wickersham Awarded Brain Initiative Grants Explore perceptual decision making Mriganka Sur principal investigator PI Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and Paul E Newton Professor of Neuroscience MIT department of brain and Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Chung Lab News Nedivi Lab News Press Releases Sur Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Posted September 30 2014 Congratulations to Brain Initiative Grant Recipients Two Picower let project funded and five Picower Faculty among the recipients Today the National Institutes of Health NIH announced their first round of Brain Initiative award recipients Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Chung Lab News Featured News Media Mentions Posted August 13 2014 Sung Yon Kim From Chung Lab Named a Simons Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation The Life Sciences Research Foundation is pleased to announce recipients of three year postdoctoral fellowships who will begin their training August 2014 The awards are the thirty second to be Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Chung Lab News Featured News Media Mentions Posted May 28 2014 Kwanghun Chung named to Cell 40 under 40 1 What are the questions that inspire your lab Throughout life genes and environmental factors closely interact to orchestrate the formation development maturation and aging of our brain Read More 0 By Joshua

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  • Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications

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  • News Home News Featured News 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Heiman Lab News Lab News News Posted April 6 2015 Novel research technique suggests an antioxidant gene protects vulnerable neurons Researchers have developed a new technique that allows them to screen for genes that could contribute to the progression of Huntington s disease and other neurodegenerativedisorders This is the Read More Load More News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic Lunches Press Inquiries Najat Kessler Communications Administrator Email najatk mit edu Phone 617 452 2485 The Picower Institute Director s Message Leadership History and

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  • the Same Faulty Synapses Patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder and those with nerve damage tied to autoimmune disorders may share the same faulty synapses neuroscientists at MIT s Picower Institute for Learning Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Littleton Lab News Press Releases Posted September 4 2014 Picower Study Finds Connection Between Rare Muscle Disease and Autoimmune Disorders Patients with a rare neuromuscular disorder and those with nerve damage tied to autoimmune disorders may share the same faulty synapses neuroscientists at MIT s Picower Institute for Learning Read More 2 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Littleton Lab News Media Mentions Posted September 4 2014 Synaptotagmin 2 Mutations Cause an Autosomal Dominant Form of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome and Nonprogressive Motor Neuropathy Synaptotagmin 2 is a synaptic vesicle protein that functions as a calcium sensor for neurotransmission but has not been previously associated with human disease Via whole exome sequencing we Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Littleton Lab News Press Releases Posted January 15 2013 Study Finds a New Culprit for Epileptic Seizures Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment Epileptic seizures occur when neurons in the brain become excessively active However a new Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Littleton Lab News Press Releases Posted January 2 2013 New Insights into How Brain Synapses Transmit Information Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons Throughout the animal kingdom cells encapsulate molecules Read More Load More News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur

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  • Messing With My Brain First it was radio Then it was television Now doomsayers are offering scary predictions about the consequences of smartphones and all the other digital devices to which we ve all grown so Read More 2 By Joshua Sarinana In Miller Lab News Press Releases Posted February 23 2015 How Brain Waves Guide Memory Formation Neurons hum at different frequencies to tell the brain which memories it should store Our brains generate a constant hum of activity As neurons fire they produce brain waves that oscillate at Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Lab News Media Mentions Miller Lab News News Posted January 21 2015 Multi tasking and technology Professor Earl Miller Getting back into work routines after a holiday break is something many of us will already have come to grips with in recent weeks And these routines seem to get busier all the time as modern Read More 1 By Joshua Sarinana In Miller Lab News Press Releases Posted November 17 2014 Five High risk projects launch with support from Prof Amar G Bose Research Grants Solar cells made from coal smart nanoparticles that work with bacteria to fight cancer and an effort to enhance human cognition by stimulating brain waves are just a few examples of the Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Media Mentions Miller Lab News Posted October 30 2014 Biology of Consciousness Bridging the Mind Body Gap The mind body problem was first raised rather circuitously as a non problem by Aristotle more than 2 000 years ago He postulated that It is not necessary to ask whether soul and body Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Miller Lab News Press Releases Posted June 12 2014 Synchronized Brain Waves Enable Rapid Learning MIT study finds neurons that hum together encode new information The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought These quickly changing brain Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Miller Lab News Press Releases Posted May 19 2013 Complex Brain Function Depends on Flexibility Neurons that can multitask greatly enhance the brain s computational power study finds Over the past few decades neuroscientists have made much progress in mapping the brain by deciphering the Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Media Mentions Miller Lab News Posted January 31 2013 The Perils And Evolving Promise Of Multitasking If you want to win on the news quiz show Wait Wait Don t Tell Me you need to know lots of random little factoids from the week s news To do that you probably want to skim news headlines all Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Miller Lab News Press Releases Posted November 21 2012 Brain Waves Encode Rules for Behavior Fluctuations in electrical activity may also allow the brain to form thoughts and memories One of the biggest puzzles in neuroscience is how our brains encode thoughts such as perceptions and Read More

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