Topic: Neuroscience

U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A University study published last month shows that a pathway for making memories is changed when alcohol, even in small amounts, is consumed — a finding that has implications for understanding addiction.

University researchers used worm models to challenge the idea that all ALS-affected neurons decay the same way.

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New worm models offer insight into ALS degeneration

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Brown researchers studying the degeneration of neurons in worm models with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recently found that different types of neurons undergo different mechanisms of decay.

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.

The University hosted Transforming Research’s first meeting Wednesday morning at South Street Landing. The conference welcomed various research stakeholders to campus, providing them a space to exchange ideas.

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Transforming Research conference discusses ‘science of science’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Wednesday morning, the Transforming Research Conference welcomed a unique group of professionals to South Street Landing for a series of lectures and discussions.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, studies the effects of reading on mental health in children living in middle- and low-income countries.

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University professor studies child development in Jordan

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three weeks ago, Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and principle investigator in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab took her second trip to Jordan to discuss the data her lab analyzed from the nonprofit organization We Love Reading.

Michael Sacchet’10 presents his research on the neuroscience of mindfulness and how the practice can be used as an emotional regulation technique for individuals with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

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Alum talks personalized mindfulness at School of Public Health

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Matthew Sacchet ’10, a postdoctoral scholar from Stanford University, delivered a lecture at the School of Public Health Tuesday on “personalized mindfulness practices,” according to the event description.

The first to attend college in her immediate family, Diane Lipscombe  will succeed Richard Huganir as president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Diane Lipscombe to serve as president of Society of Neuroscience

February 13, 2018 0 comments

Diane Lipscombe, director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science and professor of neuroscience, will begin her term as president of the Society for Neuroscience in November 2018.

The researchers isolated neurons in the sixth layer of the brain’s cortex, aiming to study more closely their connections to each other and other parts of the brain. The team hopes to explore the relationship between the thalamus and cortex further in future research.

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University researchers uncover new structures in mouse brains

January 29, 2018 0 comments

A sixth, largely unexplored layer in the cortex was the focus of a recent study by Brown University neuroscientists.

Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

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Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

October 10, 2017 0 comments

The two scientists aim to develop an effective way to track the movement of cancer cells and ultimately discover how and when tumors spread.

Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

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Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

March 21, 2017 0 comments

The 2017 Brown Brain Fair saw people of many different ages and interests come together with a single purpose — to learn about the brain.