Drawing of a busy road system and traffic lights.

A Day in the Life of a Synapse

According to a new study, researchers have developed a new technique that has allowed them to track the daily dynamics of all the dendritic spines on a single neuron in the brain of a living mouse.
3D structure of dopamine.

How Dopamine is Transported Within the Brain

A new study reports on how dopamine transports into and out of brain cells. The findings could help in developing more effective treatments for drug addiction and some neurodegenerative disorders.
Diagram shows superactivation of ampa receptors.

Superactivation at Synapses?

A new study reports on how neurons can react quickly, or at a slower pace, depending on what they are required to do.
Image shows a brain model surrounded by water, as though it is an island.

Manipulating Consciousness

Researchers have successfully altered firing rates of neurons in the central thalamus to change conscious states in rats.
Image shows axons and dendrites of different neurons.

Untangling the Wiring of the Neocortex

Researchers decipher the neural connections of the mouse neocortex, an area of the brain that appears to play a key role in perception and cognition.