by Carl Sherman
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
programming.by Jeremy Shere
Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.By David J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Even though the brain of a fly doesn’t look like our own brain, it appears to follow certain basic principles in how it uses its neurons to control behavior, which may generalize to “higher” organisms, including humans. One of our series of Reports on Progress.by Kayt Sukel
Researchers focusing on glutamate pathways may have found a potential biomarker for the mood disorder.AAAS Capitol Hill Briefing
As autism prevalence rises, early behavioral intervention is key, experts say, and insights on brain signaling could lead to new treatments. A report from a Capitol Hill briefing in July. See also links to video of the briefing.Brenda Patoine
Most drug development for depression has focused on undoing the bad effects of stress, but new research suggests that finding ways to induce resilience could lead to new treatments. One of our series of Briefing Papers.by Kayt Sukel
Cells transplanted into brains of people with late-stage Parkinson’s remained functional for more than a decade after implant.by Brenda Patoine
Dana grantee Elizabeth Spelke discusses the future direction of arts and cognition research, and puts into perspective the media attention given to her recently published study on the effects of music classes on math abilities in children. One of our series of Scientist Q & As.