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Topic: brain

University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

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University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

January 27, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In a Society for Neuroscience meeting last November, two University professors presented their discovery of a specific brain circuit that could be involved with mood disorders, including seasonal affective disorder and depression.

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 Comments are Disabled

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.”

Medical professionals currently use a visual analogue scale, or VAS, to measure pain. The method is subjective as patients may indicate the severity of their pain on the pictured scale and pick a number from one to 10.

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U. researchers develop new method for pain analysis

November 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A new study by University researchers aimed to measure the amount of pain patients experience through brain activity, which could improve pain medications and treatments.

U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

November 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled

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.

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 Comments are Disabled

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.

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Study links brain processes involved in learning

April 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Reinforcement learning — a process during which humans alter their behavior as they learn which behaviors yield the best results — and working memory — which allows people to optimize decision-making by keeping track of previous actions and their consequences — appear to be two separate modes of human learning.

University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

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University study improves interfaces between brain, computers

February 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The integration of man and machine may seem like science fiction, but the well-funded scientific movement aiming to restore functional independence to patients through the integration of computers is already a reality.

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 Comments are Disabled

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

Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

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Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

March 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Even simple communication is a constant struggle for paralyzed patients.

For years, the University has been home to scholars and students pursuing innovative approaches to research and pedagogy on brain science.

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Brain science at forefront of Brown scholarship priorities

October 20, 2016 Comments are Disabled

One could say the brain is an interdisciplinary organ.