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Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, discussed studying early childhood learning at Wednesday’s talk, “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

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Panel examines intersection of data science, neuroscience

December 6, 2018 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, three University researchers gathered in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society to discuss their ongoing multidisciplinary research on “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

The Jezero Crater proves to be a promising site for exploration due to its geographic location. The crater lies at the edge of the Isidis Basin, sits on the volcanic plain Syrtis Major and is intersected by fractures known as the Nili Fossae.

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Jezero Crater selected as Mars 2020 mission landing site

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Following the announcement of the program nearly six years ago, the Mars 2020 rover mission has selected the Jezero Crater as its landing site.

Gradient nanotwin boundaries strengthen the structure of certain metals, which allows for improved performance in machines and offers potential applications in the production of cars and handheld devices.

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Researchers explore method to make metals stronger

November 12, 2018 0 comments

As research in engineering leads to advancements in design, technology and methods, scientists strive to strengthen materials. University researchers recently analyzed the benefits of gradient nanotwin boundaries — tiny linear divisions with identical structures on either side — in certain metals, such as copper.

Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

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Vulnerabilities found in terahertz communication

October 31, 2018 0 comments

While the future of data transmission may lie in the hands of terahertz technology, there is still a ways to go until it is crowned heir to the tech throne.

In addition to developing new criteria for using lumbar punctures to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, University researchers are exploring the use of eye exams for early detection.

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U. Professor integrates use of spinal taps in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

October 22, 2018 0 comments

In the battle to understand Alzheimer’s disease, advancements in the testing and development of new technologies aim to provide stronger support for treatment.

Carlos Vargas-Irwin’s $1.5 million award will benefit BrainGate, a program that aims to research paralysis and other movement disorders.

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Neuroscience professor receives $1.5 million to study sensory information

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The fields of neuroscience and neurotechnology have been growing in recent years as researchers hope to understand the inner workings of the human species’ most puzzling organ: the brain.

Students examine Russian disinformation campaign

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Students examine Russian disinformation campaign

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Working at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Fecht and Nassetta combed through Twitter tweets and to discern fake accounts, typically referred to as “bots” or “trolls.”

Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, encourages debate and collaboration in her lab.

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FeldmanHall Lab demystifies human behavior

September 17, 2018 0 comments

Altruism, empathy and morality are typically thought of as abstract ideals, but Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, breaks these topics down scientifically.

The satellite, outfitted with LED lights, passes over Providence twice a day. Soon, residents will be able to see the flashing lights in the night sky.

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Student-launched satellite successfully orbits earth

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Since its successful launch and deployment earlier this year, the Brown Space Engineering’s EQUiSat cube satellite has been continuously transmitting information down to Providence.

To illustrate the impacts of head injuries, Ollin Venegas MD’20 constructed this model of the brain by molding it  from a ballistics gel solution in a skull.

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Medical student creates 3D brain model

September 6, 2018 0 comments

Neurosurgeons could one day thank Ollin Venegas’ MD’20  presentation to high school students for allowing them to create detailed brain models of their patients.