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synchronized signals in the cortex

A decades-old debate on the way signals create perception is resolved

Brain tissue from genetically engineered mice

A new neural mechanism is found to regulate the chronic stress response

bats orient themselves to a destination

Researchers identify the cells that orient bats – and possibly humans – toward a destination

brain and headphones

Patients may overgeneralize their responses to stimuli, harmful or not

To understand the relationships between the “words” encoded in the retinal responses to film clips, the researchers analyzed and plotted them on a 3-D graph on which they attempted to preserve the relations between the words. Each balloon covers all the words that belong to the same sematic cluster. The fact that the balloons are so distinct shows the underlying “synonym” organization of neuron communication

The brain’s communications networks may use synonyms to avoid misunderstandings

(l-r) bottom: Tamar Gross, Prof. Lea Eisenbach, Dr. Esther Tzehoval and Zoya Alteber; middle row: David Bassan and Adi Sharbi-Yunger; top row: Lior Roitman, Mareike Grees and Adam Solomon

New strategies might help the immune system outwit cancer cells

Some brains are idiosyncratic

A new Weizmann Institute study reveals the idiosyncratic brain patterns of autism

Microglia cells, obtained using a mouse model developed by Prof. Stephen Jung’s team

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell

 Image: Dr. Yossi Yovel in the lab of Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky, Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute findings, obtained using miniature wireless devices, provide the first detailed information on the brain mechanisms of...

memory (Image: Thinkstock)

Why do some troubling memories continue to haunt while others can be repressed?