Tag: Brain

Finding Structure in the Brain’s Static

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — While sleeping, the entire brain rolls through long, slow waves of electrical activity, like waves on a calm ocean. Researchers call that state of consciousness “slow wave...

For the Brain, Timing is Everything

New York, NY — For decades the dominant approach to understanding the brain has been to measure how many times individual neurons activate during particular behaviours. In contrast to this “rate...

Reactivating Ageing Stem Cells in the Brain

Zürich, Switzerland — The stem cells in our brain generate new neurons throughout life, for example in the hippocampus. This region of the brain plays a key role for a range of memory processes. With...

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