Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping.
  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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04/17
Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility
Compensatory response shields mice from depression-like behaviors ? NIH-funded study.…
04/17
NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission
Notice NOT-OD-14-074 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/16
Evaluation of Iron Species in Healthy Subjects Treated with Generic and Reference Sodium Ferric Gluconate (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-14-019 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The obje…
04/16
Notice of NIH HeLa Genome Sequence Data Submission and Access Policy
Notice NOT-OD-14-080 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/16
Prospective Studies on the Impact of Generic Immunosuppressants on Acute Rejection and Long Term Graft survivals (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-14-020 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The obje…
04/16
Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter
NIH-funded researchers develop novel tools to learn how astrocytes listen in on neurons.…
04/15
Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia
Condition leads to disability in many older adults.…
04/15
Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder
Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment.…
04/15
Special Topic Research Education Course: Exploring Auditory and Vestibular biology (R25)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DC-15-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIH …
04/15
Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD
Her appointment follows the retirement of Dr. John Ruffin.…
04/15
Unexpected protein partnership has implications for cancer treatment
NIH scientists find unusual method that may alter tumor growth.…
04/14
Notice to Extend the Expiration Date for PAR-11-205 "Alcohol Education Project Grants (R25)"
Notice NOT-AA-14-005 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/11
GuLF STUDY gears up for second round of health exams
Research continues four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.…
04/10
Too much protein may kill brain cells as Parkinson's progresses
NIH-funded study on key Parkinson's gene finds a possible new target for monitoring the disease.…
04/10
NIH funds influenza research and surveillance network
NIAID-supported centers integrate research to improve pandemic preparedness.…
04/10
Drug does not improve set of cardiovascular outcomes for diastolic heart failure
NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure…
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04/17
Scientists observe quantum superconductor-metal transition and superconducting glass
The article "Collapse of superconductivity in a hybrid tin-grapheme Josephson junction array'" prese…
04/17
Neurons in the brain tune into different frequencies for different spatial memory tasks
Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the…
04/17
Our brains are hardwired for language
People blog, they don't lbog, and they schmooze, not mshooze. But why is this? Why are human languag…
04/17
Researchers find boosting depression-causing mechanisms in the brain increases resilience
Conventional antidepressants work by dampening neurobiological mechanisms in the brain, but a new st…
04/17
How brain structures grow as memory develops
Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the h…
04/17
UFC Stars Browne, Tate, Cerrone on Limiting Sparring Due to Head Injury Concern
… that will help determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, along &#82…
04/17
Active rats show higher levels of brain development suggesting link between genetic pre-disposition toward exercise and mental development
University of Missouri researchers have previously shown that a genetic pre-disposition to be more o…
04/17
In some concussion patients MRI can pinpoint region of brain injury
Researchers using information provided by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique have identifi…
04/17
Jump Starting Natural Resilience Reverses Stress Susceptibility
Researchers trace a vulnerability in depression like behaviors in mice to out of balance activity in…
04/17
PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials show
… of brain scan using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) were more reliable predic…
04/17
Neuroscientists at Radboud disprove idea about brain-eye coordination
By predicting our eye movements, our brain creates a stable world for us. Researchers used to think …
04/17
Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility
Scientists have traced vulnerability to depression-like behaviors in mice to out-of-balance electric…
04/17
Rapid whole-brain imaging with single cell resolution
In collaboration with several Japanese institutes, researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Cen…
04/17
Rapid Whole Brain Imaging with Single Cell Resolution
Researchers demonstrate an new, easy and fast way to achieve whole brain imaging for 3D analysis of …
04/17
Researchers question emergency water treatment guidelines
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) recommendations for treating water after a natural dis…
04/17
Atypical brain connectivity associated with autism spectrum disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in…
04/17
Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed
Sodium channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and pain, …
04/17
BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ezo…
04/17
Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military
Differences in measures of overall disability, cognitive function, post-traumatic stress, and depres…
04/16
Atypical brain connectivity associated with autism spectrum disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adolescents appears to be associated with atypical connectivity in…
04/16
Caspase-11 activation requires lysis of pathogen-containing vacuoles by IFN-induced GTPases
Lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria is sensed in the host cell cytoplasm by a non-canonic…
04/16
Scientists suggest how infection worsens stroke-induced brain damage
A new animal study confirms infection can worsen the brain damage caused by stroke and identifies bl…
04/16
Coordination of entorhinal?hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning
Accumulating evidence points to cortical oscillations as a mechanism for mediating interactions amon…
04/16
Scalable control of mounting and attack by Esr1+ neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus
Social behaviours, such as aggression or mating, proceed through a series of appetitive and consumma…
04/16
Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes
The equilibrium theory of island biogeography is the basis for estimating extinction rates and a pil…
04/16
Carotech announces largest ever study on Tocomin Suprabio® palm tocotrienol complex for neuroprotection
Carotech, the largest and only GMP-certified tocotrienol producer in world announces a ground-breaki…
04/16
Functional brain imaging reliably predicts which vegetative patients have potential to recover consciousness
A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool…
04/16
Scientists Explain How Memories Stick Together
Researchers create a new model of memory which explains how neurons retain selective memories a few …
04/15
How and when nerve and brain cells are formed could open doors to targeted cancer therapies
Fresh insights into the processes that control brain cell production could pave the way for treatmen…
04/14
Professor Itoh elected to National Academy of Inventors
Tatsuo Itoh, UCLA professor of electrical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of I…
04/13
NRROS negatively regulates reactive oxygen species during host defence and autoimmunity
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by phagocytes are essential for host defence against bacteria…
04/13
Reconstructing lineage hierarchies of the distal lung epithelium using single-cell RNA-seq
The mammalian lung is a highly branched network in which the distal regions of the bronchial tree tr…
04/09
Rapid and tunable post-translational coupling of genetic circuits
One promise of synthetic biology is the creation of genetic circuitry that enables the execution of …
04/08
Association of Developmental Venous Anomalies with Perfusion Abnormalities on Arterial Spin Labeling and Bolus Perfusion?Weighted Imaging
CONCLUSIONSPerfusion changes with DVAs are common on PWI but uncommon on ASL. PWI findings are expec…
04/08
Frequency of Bilateral Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration in a Large Retrospective Cohort
CONCLUSIONThis study demonstrates that HOD is frequently bilateral. In slightly over 50% of patients…
04/06
Piezo2 is required for Merkel-cell mechanotransduction
How we sense touch remains fundamentally unknown. The Merkel cell?neurite complex is a gentle touch …
04/06
Epidermal Merkel cells are mechanosensory cells that tune mammalian touch receptors
Touch submodalities, such as flutter and pressure, are mediated by somatosensory afferents whose ter…
04/06
Plate tectonics, damage and inheritance
The initiation of plate tectonics on Earth is a critical event in our planet?s history. The time lag…
04/06
Levodopa?Responsive Hemiparkinsonism Secondary to Cystic Expansion from a Coiled Cerebral Aneurysm
ABSTRACT An 80?year?old woman with longstanding hemifacial spasm had a 1 cm × 1.5 cm internal caroti…
04/06
Waffle?Cone Technique Using Solitaire AB Stent for Endovascular Treatment of Complex and Wide?Necked Bifurcation Cerebral Aneurysms
CONCLUSIONThe ?waffle?cone? technique is a safe, simple and alternative for the complex, wide?necked…
04/06
The Location of Pretreatment Hyperdense Middle Cerebral Artery Sign Predicts the Outcome of Intraarterial Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke
CONCLUSIONSFor acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion, the lack of HMCAS on NECT does n…
04/06
Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery Angioplasthy and Stenting in Giant Cell Arteritis
We report the case of a 59?year?old woman who presented with several episodes of transient ischemic …
04/01
'Like me?': ventromedial prefrontal cortex is sensitive to both personal relevance and self-similarity during social comparisons
Social comparisons are an important means by which we gain information about the self, but little i…
04/01
Modulation of affective face processing deficits in Schizophrenia by congruent emotional sounds
Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder resulting in prominent impairments in social functioning. T…
04/01
DRD4 and striatal modulation of the link between childhood behavioral inhibition and adolescent anxiety
Behavioral inhibition (BI), a temperament characterized by vigilance to novelty, sensitivity to app…
04/01
Differential reward responses during competition against in- and out-of-network others
Social interactions occur within a variety of different contexts––cooperative/competiti…
04/01
Anticipatory brain activity predicts the success or failure of subsequent emotion regulation
Expectations about an upcoming emotional event have the power to shape one’s subsequent affec…
04/01
04/01
Default distrust? An fMRI investigation of the neural development of trust and cooperation
The tendency to trust and to cooperate increases from adolescence to adulthood. This social develop…
04/01
Taking one's time in feeling other-race pain: an event-related potential investigation on the time-course of cross-racial empathy
Using the event-related potential (ERP) approach, we tracked the time-course of white participants&…
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At left: Landscape of the Mind

UCLA has constructed the world’s most comprehensive atlas of the human brain. International Consortium for Brain MappingNational Institutes of Health: $5.5MAs many ways as our brains are similar, there are subtle differences that make each unique. Consequently, it is difficult to know what within the human brain is normal and what is not. Neurologists may be well acquainted with the brain’s gross anatomy, but this absence of exactitude poses problems that have potential implications for researchers as well as for surgeons trying to navigate the corrugations of this most essential organ.Now there is the world’s most comprehensive atlas of the brain, developed by a multidisciplinary team of UCLA researchers with colleagues in six other countries and at two U.S. universities. The atlas database comprises high-definition structural maps — from gross anatomy to microscopic detail — based on scans of the brains of some 7,000 individuals and referenced for age, race, gender, educational background, genetic composition and other distinguishing characteristics. Layered over the anatomical maps are brain functions such as memory, emotion, language and speech.The need for such a tool is evident; within the past 12 months there have been more than 1.5 million visits to the consortium’s Web site and 43,000 downloads of highly detailed information. And the database — in some respects the equivalent of the human genome project — continues to grow as researchers plug in new information.
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