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Researchers map brain activity to read dreams

The science fiction trope of reading another person’s thoughts may be one step closer to reality, thanks to recent developments in research related to the decoding of dreams. In a study published last Thursday in the journal Science, a joint team of researchers from Japan and Brown used a machine-learning ...


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U. examines hands-on methods of teaching intro STEM

Several strategic planning committees were created last fall to shape the long-term goals for President Christina Paxson’s tenure. The formation of one such committee — the Committee on Educational Innovation — underscored the University’s goal to lead in higher education in developing education ...


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TRI-Lab launch brings awareness to social issues

The University announced the launch of the TRI-Lab — an initiative aimed to unite students, faculty members and community partners to address social issues collaboratively — at an event Wednesday morning at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.  The lab will be piloted starting ...


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Study finds age-related differences in autism

Autism disorders affect children’s brains differently than they do in adults’ brains, according to new research led by Daniel Dickstein, associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry last month, ...


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Science & Research Roundup: April 3, 2013

BRAIN initiative to include U. faculty President Obama announced the launch of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative Tuesday, stating that the federal government would devote around $100 million to the project in fiscal year 2014, according to the White House ...


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Life sciences prove more appealing as electives

When it comes to introductory science courses, not all classes are created equal. In introductory physical science courses, such as chemistry and physics, a much larger percentage of students reported taking the course to fill a requirement than did students in introductory life science courses like ...


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Ex-GOP rep talks climate change solutions

Republicans can help propose solutions to climate change that are compatable with their conservative market values, said Bob Inglis, a former Republican congressman from South Carolina, at a talk attended by about 30 students and community members in Wilson Hall Tuesday night. Since he lost the Republican ...


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Science & Research Roundup: March 20, 2013

Seismic anomaly may be caused by lost tectonic plate University researchers have demonstrated that the Isabella anomaly, a region of unusually high-velocity seismic waves in California, is actually a remnant of a lost tectonic plate known as the Farallon plate. Their research was published in the Proceedings ...


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Obama policy requires data accessibility

The Obama administration announced a new policy last month to increase public access to federally financed research, including University research funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. The policy requires government-funded agencies that spend more than $100 million a ...


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Researchers find relapse may be preventable

Stress-induced addiction relapse may be preventable by blocking receptors in the part of the brain responsible for sex, pleasure and motivation, according to a study by researchers at Brown and Penn. Their research was published in the journal Neuron last week. Stress and addiction affect similar pathways ...


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Prof highlights human influence on environment

“We’re all post-nuclear creatures,” said Joseph Masco, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, as he stood in front of a world map with flashing circles representing all the nuclear tests and explosions that occurred between 1945 and 1998. He attributed this classification  ...


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Excavation results visualized in new lab

After spending years excavating the ruins of Notre Dame d’Ourscamp, a medieval French monastery, Sheila Bonde, professor of archaelogy and history of art and architecture, displayed visuals depicting the daily lives of medieval  monks in the new Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab Thursday night. Bonde’s ...


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Science & Research Roundup: March 13, 2013

Researchers discover new treatment for drug-resistant HIV Scientists at the Miriam Hospital found that patients with drug-resistant strains of HIV can suppress the virus through treatment plans that do not include the typical HIV drugs, GoLocalProv reported last week. The research was led by Professor ...


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Speaker describes preserving medieval texts

The process of conserving medieval books requires knowledge of specific materials, art history and bookbinding, said Abigail Quandt, head of the department of Book and Paper Conservation at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore in a lecture at the John Carter Brown Library Tuesday night. Her talk, which ...


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Researchers seek funds to map human brain

A team of scientists, including Director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science and Professor of Neuroscience John Donoghue ’79, released a proposal Thursday that clarifies the goals and methods of the Brain Activity Map in the journal Science. The project has generated media buzz since February, ...





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