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New technique sorts out what different kinds of neurons do in the brain

January 7, 2022

Study pinpoints a mouse neuron’s role in sensing touch

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Hundreds of small molecules known as neuromodulators might influence how we learn

December 17, 2021

New models that capture how the brain retains information could also improve machine learning

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New technique sorts out what different kinds of neurons do in the brain

January 7, 2022

Study pinpoints a mouse neuron’s role in sensing touch

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Hundreds of small molecules known as neuromodulators might influence how we learn

December 17, 2021

New models that capture how the brain retains information could also improve machine learning

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Allen Institute launches new division to study brain circuits and behavior in mammals

November 4, 2021

Seattle’s Allen Institute has launched a new division called The Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, which will explore how the brain executes complex actions like decision making, learning and memory.

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Meet Karel Svoboda, Ph.D., Vice President and Executive Director for the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

November 3, 2021

Karel Svoboda will be the Vice President and Executive Director of the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics starting in early 2022.

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Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics Launch

November 1, 2021

Join us for the launch of the newest division of the Allen Institute: the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics on November 4, 2021 at 11am Pacific Time.

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Now in stunning, whole-brain resolution: neurons

October 12, 2021

A new study traced the 3D shape of more than 1700 complete mouse neurons across the entire brain 

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New brain maps could help the search for Alzheimer's treatments

October 6, 2021

A massive collaborative effort — our latest work to catalog cell types in the mammalian brain is expected to improve research in brain diseases like Alzheimers and ALS. NPR reports. 

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New insights about evolution of human brain region that controls voluntary movement, including rare, large neurons vulnerable in ALS

October 6, 2021

Is our brain like that of a mouse or a monkey? New study aims to find our cellular similarities — and key differences 

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Living brain donors are helping us better understand our own neurons — including those potentially linked to Alzheimer’s disease

October 6, 2021

As part of an international effort to map cell types in the brain, scientists identified increased diversity of neurons in regions of the human brain that expanded during our evolution

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These rare human neurons generate electrical signals in two different cellular parts

September 16, 2021

With brain tissue samples donated by surgery patients come detailed descriptions of certain rare types of human cells — including new findings about the neurons’ unique electrical properties

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science

July 14, 2021

Highlights include: a new study that maps all types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain, new Science in Sixty videos, and more.

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Shannon Reynolds | Science in Sixty

May 19, 2021

In our latest Science in Sixty, meet Shannon Reynolds, who has always had a knack for solving complex problems. 

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Study maps all the types of neurons across two major structures of the mouse brain

May 18, 2021

Cell-type parts list of the mouse neocortex and the hippocampal formation yields new information about how the mammalian brain evolved and develops

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Brian Lee | Science in Sixty

May 12, 2021

Learn about Brian Lee's career journey and research in our latest Science in Sixty.

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May 11, 2021

Applications for the 2021 cohort are now open. Apply by June 24, 2021.

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News from the Allen Institute for Brain Science: April 2021

April 21, 2021

Highlights include: our latest Lab Notes podcast, videos featuring Black excellence at the Allen Institute, new studies highlighting viral tools, and more.

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