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We strive to improve human health and quality of life through research.
Our research groups deal with different functions of the nervous system.
We provide education in areas of biomedicine, neuroscience and nanoscience.
Read more about the research groups at the Department of Neuroscience here.
The strategic research area neuroscience
StratNeuro's mission is to integrate clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience.
Read more about the affiliated centers here
Attention neuron type identified
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified for the first time a cell type in the brain of mice that is integral to attention. By manipulating the activity of this cell type, the scientists were able to enhance attention in mice.
New role for motor neurons discovered
A new study presented in the journal Nature could change the view of the role of motor neurons. Motor neurons, which extend from the spinal cord to muscles and other organs, have always been considered passive recipients of signals from interneuronal circuits.
Brainstem ‘stop’ neurons make us halt when we walk
A population of ‘stop cells’ in the brainstem is essential for the ability of mice to stop their locomotion, according to a new study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet. In the present study, the scientists studied how the complex brainstem neuronal circuits control locomotion in mice.
12 Feb 2016 - 16:00
Generating and shaping novel action repertoires