The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), the major source of thalamic inhibition, is known to regulate thalamocortical interactions critical for sensory processing, attention and cognition.
BCS and Building 46 leadership, faculty, postdocs, graduate students and staff have taken a firm stand against anti-Black racism and begun collaborating on actions and commitments to recognize, understand, and address systemic racism in our own community and society at large.
To understand the massive capabilities and complexities of the brain, neuroscientists segment it into regions based on what they appear to do — such as processing what we sense, or how to move.
Even in ordinary times, scientific process is stressful, with its demand for open-ended exploration and persistence in the face of failure. But the pandemic has added to the strain.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, along with their collaborators at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Resea