Study Shows How Memories Ripple Through the Brain

NIH-funded study suggests increased communication between key brain areas during sleep.


Using an innovative “NeuroGrid” technology, scientists showed that sleep boosts communication between two brain regions whose connection is critical for the formation of memories. The work, published in Science, was partially funded by the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a project of the National Institutes of Health devoted to accelerating the development of new approaches to probing the workings of the brain.… Read full story

Happy Halloween


Please use caution when traveling on the roadways tonight, the little ghosts and goblins of our community will be going door to door looking for some candy treats.

Please allow a few extra minutes for your commute so that everyone gets home safe and sound.

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Did You Know?

– Worldwide, there are more than 1,300 species of bats, which make up almost 20 percent of all mammal species.

– Insectivorous bats likely save the United States agricultural industry at least $3 billion dollars each year on pest control or approximately $74 per acre for the average farmer.… Read full story

NIH Announces Awards for BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Research

Grants aim to address neuroethical issues associated with human brain research.

As scientists develop powerful neurotechnologies to monitor and regulate brain activity, ethical questions arise about how these new tools should be incorporated into medical research and clinical practice. To inform this discussion, the National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to five teams of experts who will study the neuroethical issues surrounding the use of deep brain stimulation in neuropsychiatric and movement disorders and appropriate consent for brain research.Read full story