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Feb 29 2016 | Stanford News
During its recent meeting, the Stanford Board of Trustees endorsed the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program and approved construction of the new research center to house Stanford Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) and the Stanford Neurosciences Institute.
Professor Adam Cohen of Harvard University spoke at the Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series.
Feb 22 2016 | NeuWrite West
Last month, we asked you, the reader, which of the five major senses you find most interesting from a neuroscience perspective. We received the following response from guest contributor, Scott Jon Shagin. Here, Shagin describes each of the major senses from his experience living with multiple...
Feb 19 2016 | NeuWrite West
What do psychosis, psychedelics and sleep deprivation have in common? They make you really bad at perceiving visual illusions…and really good at hallucinating. Driven by bewilderment, a hunch, and a sense of purpose, I set out to determine how sleep deprivation causes visual hallucinations. My...
Kristin Branson, a Group Leader at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus, spoke at the Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series.
The faculty members have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.
Feb 17 2016 | BeWell@Stanford
BeWell spoke with Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine, to better understand the underlying brain mechanisms involved in hoarding behaviors and how these differ from normal collecting behavior.
In a recent interview, neurologist Frank Longo discussed Alzheimer’s disease, recent research breakthroughs and the new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, which he co-leads.
Biochemist Peter Kim and bioengineer Scott Delp have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Kim is now one of only 20 people who are members of all three national academies.
Feb 16 2016 | Stanford Report
Scientists have long associated larger brain size with a cognitive ability to adapt to difficult scenarios, but new research suggests that mammals with relatively larger brains might be at a higher risk of extinction.