synaptic plasticity

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.
Image shows how astrocytes help build neural connections.

Autism Linked Proteins Help Wire the Brain

A new study reveals how three proteins associated with autism and other brain disorders, help to wire up specific areas of the brain responsible for sensory processing.