Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

New early stage ALS research may provide key for treatment

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Many inhibitory neurons were lost early in the development of ALS, new research shows, which is in sharp contrast to other degenerative diseases. The finding could help develop new, novel treatments for ALS.

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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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Grant will further optogenetics research

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A new $1-million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation will advance the study of optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control cells with light.
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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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The neuroscience of selective attention

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

New research demonstrates how the brain attends to certain stimli while ignoring others.
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Bat research boosts brain hypothesis

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Decades of research on bat echolocation bolsters a long-debated hypothesis on the neuroscience of vision.
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Scientists advance study of meditation

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Brown researchers are developing new, innovative methodologies to investigate the mental health benefits of mindfulness meditation.
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New course offerings blend art and science

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

This fall, three new courses give students the opportunity to explore science through art. Read more…