Somatosensory Cortex Plays an Essential Role in Forelimb Motor Adaptation in Mice

Mackenzie Weygandt Mathis, Alexander Mathis, Naoshige Uchida

Harvard Neuroblog

Check out this blog by Harvard neuroscience students and postdocs.

Lifespan Human Connectome Project grant to Leah Somerville and Randy Buckner

Congratulations to Leah Somerville and Randy Buckner, among the awardees of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project grant, which received nice coverage.

Haim Sompolinsky wins 2016 EMET Prize

Congratulations to Haim Sompolinsky, one of eight winners of the 2016
EMET Prize for achievement in science, art, and culture!

Mice Develop Efficient Strategies for Foraging and Navigation Using Complex Natural Stimuli.

Gire DH, Kapoor V, Arrighi-Allisan A, Seminara A, Murthy VN.

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