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Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies

By Diana Kwon | July 31, 2017

Marian Diamond, a former University of California, Berkeley, professor, discovered the first evidence for neuroplasticity and studied Einstein’s brain.


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By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2017 issue of The Scientist.


In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.


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Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 11, 2016

With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.


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2016 Kavli Prize Winners

By Tanya Lewis | June 2, 2016

This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.


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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Turning Back the Brain’s Clock

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 15, 2014

The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 

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Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism

By Jef Akst | September 11, 2014

A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.

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Seeing with Sound

By Jef Akst | March 10, 2014

Converting sights to sounds reveals that the brains of congenitally blind people respond similarly to various objects as those of subjects who can see.

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The Neurobiology of Individuality

By Dan Cossins | May 9, 2013

Mice that explore more have higher levels of neurogenesis, suggesting a link between experience, brain plasticity, and the emergence of distinct personalities.


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