Posts Tagged ‘brain science’

Learning involves two brain systems, study finds

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Brown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory — two distinct brain systems — work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks.

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New center will advance bioluminescence technology

Friday, August 4th, 2017

$9.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation will advance research technology that enables brain cells to produce, respond to, and communicate with light.
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BrainGate technology advances

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Paralyzed study participants have used the BrainGate brain-computer interface to quickly and accurately type on a screen.
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Nobel laureates, scholars to deliver lectures on the future of computation

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The “Brown University 250th Anniversary Symposium: The Next 250 Years,” May 12-15, 2015, to be held in honor of renowned scientist and computer pioneer John von Neumann, will feature talks on economics, computer science, and brain science.
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Award to fund Parkinson’s research

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Wael Asaad has won a $486,000 award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to study the neuroscience of Parkinson’s Disease.
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Early neural wiring for smell persists, adapts

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

New research tracks the development of sensory neurons in the mouse olfactory system.
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Celebrate brain science at Brown

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

On March 25, Mind/Brain Research Day featured more than 150 research presentations on a range of topics, including autism, addiction, learning and memory, neurodegeneration, and stroke.
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Optogenetics effective in larger, more complex brains

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

A new study led by neuroscientists at Brown has shown that optogenetics – a technique that uses pulses of light to genetically alter brain cells – can be as successful in large brains as electrical stimulation.  Read more…

When it comes to error, rats and humans are on similar wavelengths

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

A new study shows that the brains of humans and rats adapt to errors by using low-frequency brainwaves in the medial frontal cortex to synchronize neurons in the motor cortex. Read more…

Researchers restore neuron growth in mice

Monday, September 16th, 2013

A new study links mutation of a gene associated with autism to a deficit in brain cell growth and connectivity in mice. Read more…