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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
Scientists create the sensation of invisibility
A team of researchers from the Department of neuroscience reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.
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.
How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression
Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown.
17 Dec 2015 - 09:00
Halftime seminar: Lora Deuitch Weidner