Let's forget most of what we know about brain structure and think of the brain as a sand dune.
A short history of the teratoma assay and the push to stop its use in stem cell research.
How is animal intelligence defined and measured, what evolutionary pressures are believed to result in intelligence, and what, if anything, makes human beings special?
Back in May, I was walking down Crescent Lawn on the UC Berkeley campus when I saw a food delivery robot coming my way. It was only about two feet... read more →
A fundamental question in neuroscience is “How does the brain learn?” Berkeley Neuroscience labs are addressing this question across scales, from changes in the proteins embedded in neuronal membranes to... read more →
Berkeley Neuroscience researchers are trying to understand how the brain uses incoming sensory information to decide how to act. Though linked to sensory inputs, which can be controlled, and behavioral... read more →
Injury to the brain or spinal cord is devastating. In these areas of the nervous system, the damage caused by trauma or stroke can only be partially recovered at best.... read more →
The neurotransmitter dopamine has long been recognized for its role in regulating mood and motivated behaviors. On the other side of the coin, maladaptive dopamine circuitry has been implicated in... read more →
One major open question in neuroscience is “How is sensory experience encoded by neurons in the brain?” Despite decades of research on this topic, our understanding of sensory encoding is... read more →