Press Release

  • How does your computer smell?

    Researchers create a highly sensitive biohybrid olfactory sensor

    A keen sense of smell is a powerful ability shared by many organisms. However, it has proven difficult to replicate by artificial means. Researchers combined biological … More

  • Connections from the Past Drive Computing to the Edge

    Among the candidate frameworks for next generation AI, reservoir computing is proving to be an intriguing contender. Conventional machine learning relies on training recurrent neural networks organized in a linear stack of pancake-l… More

  • Social Networking: Autism Gene Defects in Prefrontal Cortex

    Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is among the most common developmental brain disorders with a prevalence of 1 in 54 children in the US according to 2020 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ASD is also one of the most myst… More

  • Like Humans, Computer Models Have the Capacity for Mental Illness

    In the animal kingdom, adaptive behavior is essential for survival and reproduction. In particular, vertebrates including humans, mammals, birds and other classes have brains that evolved for the exploitation or avoidance, respecti… More

  • Branching Out: A MicroRNA Controls Dendrite Regeneration

    Dendrites, the antennae of neurons in the brain and nervous system, process incoming signals through the synaptic terminals that speckle their tree-like arbors. While dendritic structure is largely hard-wired in the adult to maintain … More

  • A Synaptic Link Between Epigenomic Control and Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder with polygenic and potential environmental contributions to its etiology. In the last few decades, genetic risk factors have been identified but their biological mechanisms remain lar… More

  • A Reservoir Computing Model for Real World Prediction

    Among the speed bumps on the road to a better AI, the rapid proliferation of big data has exceeded the practical processing ability of computational tools for real-world modeling. In particular, data from short time-series events with hi… More

  • Future mental health care may include diagnosis via brain scan and computer algorithm

    Computer IDs differences in brains of patients with schizophrenia or autism

    MRI images like this one were screened by a machine learning computer algorithm. The algorithm learned to identify the brains of nonpatients, patients diagnos… More

  • Music on the Brain

    A study of neurological variation in Japanese classical and Western classical musicians

    For the first time, a study compares, and finds measurable differences, between the brains of Japanese classical and Western classical musicians… More

  • Dreaming with purpose (Joint press release with University of Tsukuba)

    Researchers from University of Tsukuba identify neurons responsible for memory consolidation during REM sleep

    The activity of ABNs during REM sleep consolidates memory.
    Fear learning recruits a population of young adult-born neuron… More