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human amygdala and cortex
22.01.2019

The price we pay for our advanced brains may be a greater tendency to disorders

pituitary
07.01.2019

The cells that keep blood vessels in the pituitary permeable to hormones may hold the key to future drug delivery

Bat Brains Forgo Rhythm when Encoding Space
14.10.2018

The finding reveals a new mechanism for orchestrating neuronal activity

timestamp for the brain
09.05.2016

Patterns of nerve cell activity act as a "timestamp" in our brain

Red and green dots reveal a region in the brain that that is very dense with synapses. A special fluorescent protein allows Dr. Ofer Yizhar and his group to record the activity of the synapses
16.03.2016

Targeting axons uncovers the brain's distance communications 

Avital Hahamy and Prof. Rafi Malach
02.02.2015

How do our bodies synchronize our two halves – hands and brain?

(l-r) Drs. Michael Yartsev and Nachum Ulanovsky
07.01.2014

Recent graduate Dr. Michael Yartsev is winning awards for his research at the Weizmann...

The day after effect of brain activation: The brain image at the back presents spontaneous (resting state) patterns  before an fMRI-based neurofeedback training session. The front brain image presents spontaneous (resting state) patterns  a day after the training session, illustrating the long-term trace of the training
25.06.2013

Weizmann Institute scientists discover that spontaneously emerging brain activity patterns preserve traces of previous cognitive activity
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Three-dimensional structure of the neurohypophysis in a zebrafish embryo (the nerve fibers and blood vessels are genetically tagged with fluorescent proteins). This brain area provides an interface between nerve cells (green), arteries (purple) and veins (red)
04.01.2012
A surprising new function is discovered for the “hormone of love.”
Autocorrelation showing the hexagonal grid structures of grid cells
29.11.2011

Why does a group of brain cells fire in perfect hexagonal patterns?

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