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Lee D. Ross, 1942-2021

Courtesy Josh Ross

As the mouse explores the arena, neurons in its brain flash green when it recognizes a familiar spot.

Courtesy Mark Schnitzer

A person's shoulder and head movements can indicate their creative output or ability to learn.

Courtesy mediaX at Stanford

Philosophy Professor Michael Bratman will be a research fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center in the next academic year.

Courtesy Michael Bratman
1705 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stroke Glove Courtesy of Caitlyn Seim

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan created the Biohub.

Courtesy of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Ward and May Harman (pictured at Stanford in 1948) saw the rise of Silicon Valley. A new generation is celebrating their role with a gift to advance the neurosciences.

Courtesy of Harman Family

A PET scan image of the brain of a glioblastoma cancer patient shows the journey of T cells that had been engineered to attack the patient's tumor. Researchers used a technique that enabled them...

Courtesy of J. Strommer and F. Habte
1709 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Jennifer Dionne

As the recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award, Dionne will receive $1 million toward her research.

Courtesy of Jennifer Dionne
1710 Jin Hyung Lee, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Courtesy of Jin Hyung Lee

Stanford researchers want families and caregivers of people with autism to help populate GapMap, which will show the communities where people with autism live and the services available in their...

Courtesy of JMIR Public Health & Surveillance
1712 Sample images that were used to test brain responses in children such as words, bodies, cars, houses

Sample images used for testing brain responses in children. To understand how the brain reacts to visual stimuli during development, the researchers grouped stimuli into five domains, each with...

Courtesy of Kalanit Grill-Spector and Marisa Nordt

Researchers in Stanford's Bio-X program are investigating growth in the neurons involved in a mouse's visual system.

Courtesy of Maja Djurisic

Sash and Mary Spencer

Courtesy of Mary Spencer

The original reference to the vertical occipital fasciculus was published by Carl Wernicke in 1881. The dashed blue lines outline where Wernicke located the region. Jason Yeatman and Kevin Weiner...

Courtesy of PNAS
1716 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Hongjie Li, Liqun Luo, Stephen Quake

The Drosophila brain with various olfactory neurons labeled by different-colored fluorescent markers.

Courtesy of Quake Lab
A rendering of the $79 million, 92,000-square-foot neuroscience building is that will be constructed next to the Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road.
Courtesy of Stanford Hospital & Clinics
1718 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Blaine Baxter, who suffered an injury to his arm while racing a go-kart, has benefited from virtual reality to distract from the pain of dressing changes.

Courtesy of the Baxter family

Molly Britt, 1, was treated at the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Clinic at Packard Children's.

Courtesy of the Britt family
Intact adult mouse brain before and after the two-day CLARITY process. In the image on the right, the fine brain structures can be seen faintly as the areas of blurriness above the words "number...
Courtesy of the Deisseroth Lab
1721 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

David Hahne tosses daughter Gracin in the air. As an infant, Gracin began having seizures. She has been seizure-free since undergoing special procedures at Packard Children's Hospital. 

Courtesy of the Hahne family

Zoe Harting was born with spinal muscular atrophy type 1, a deadly neuromuscular disease. Her condition has improved since she began receiving an experimental drug at Lucile Packard Children's...

Courtesy of the Harting family

The wireless retinal implants convert light transmitted from special glasses into electrical current, which stimulates the retina's bipolar cells.

Courtesy of the Palanker lab

A cross section of a human cortical spheroid shows dividing neural progenitor cells (green) against a background of non-dividing neural cells (red).

Courtesy of the Pasca lab
1725 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Sergiu Pasca

Sergiu Pasca’s three-dimensional culture makes it possible to watch how three different brain-cell types – oligodendrocytes (green), neurons (magenta) and astrocytes (blue) – interact in a dish as...

Courtesy of the Pasca lab

Participants in a study of creativity had their brain activity recorded while drawing words, examples of which can be seen above, or a zigzag line.

Courtesy of the Reiss lab

An illustration of a new battery electrode made from a composite of hydrogel and silicon nanoparticles (Si NP). Each Si NP is encapsulated in a conductive polymer surface coating and connected to...

Courtesy of Yi Cui
1729 Courtesy Sarah Heilshorn

This prize-winning set of tableware was designed to help people with Alzheimer's feed themselves.

Courtesy Sha Yao

President John Hennessy on stage at Stanford+Connects Seoul.

Courtesy Stanford Alumni Association

Trustees gave concept and site approval for a new building to house the ChEM-H and SNI research institutes on the west side of campus.

Courtesy Stanford LBRE
1733 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Avram Goldstein Courtesy Stanford Medical History Center

Top images show brain activity as participant pretends to see a familiar face for the first time; bottom images show brain activity when the participant is pretending to recognize a novel face....

Courtesy Stanford Memory Laboratory
1735 Karen Parker, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Karen Parker is among the faculty members awarded grants from the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

Courtesy: School of Medicine
1736 Illustrated colorful molecule Cover Photo: Jeffrey Decoster

Stanford researchers have used microscopy tools that they developed in the lab to monitor the synapses between hippocampal neurons, opening a window onto the workings of short-term and long-term...


A study from the Stanford Center on Longevity indicates the elderly are more likely than younger people to fall prey to con artists who work on their emotions. 

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1739 Scott Linderman, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Credit: Avery Krieger
1740 Credit: Maridav/Alamy Stock Photo
1741 Tony Wyss-Corary, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Credit: Norbert von der Groeben

All-thumbs texting has a new competitor. 

Credit: Sam Thomas Getty Images

Stanford medical students show their support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program during a Sept. 14 rally at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge. A new Stanford...

Dale Lemmerick

A tiny ball functions like a treadmill for this fly, which turns in response to moving images. Stanford researchers designed the experiment to probe correlations between the visual systems of...

Damon Clark
1745 Deborah Gordon at a valley oak

Stanford biology professor Deborah Gordon at a valley oak covered in lace lichen. According to photographer and Jasper Ridge docent Dan Quinn, she had found a trail of winter ants in the tree. ...

Dan Quinn
1746 David Camarillo, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute David Camarillo is a senior author of a study that found damage to the protective barrier that separates the brain from bloodborne pathogens and toxins in about half of youth rugby players after a full season. Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover
1747 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, SLAC

Researchers at SLAC and Stanford are developing a new device that could be used in non-invasive therapies that aim to bring back lost brain function through electrical stimulation of the brain. ...

Dawn Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

An interdisciplinary team at Stanford has gained new insights into how the brain sorts sensory inputs in making decisions.

Dim Dimich / Shutterstock
1749 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Michelle Monje

Mycah Clemons (left) visits Michelle Monje's lab at Stanford.

Douglas Peck/Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
1750 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, PTSD Dr. Valerie Rice/ U.S. Army
1751 Light passing through a neuron

Optogenetics turns nerve cells into light-controlled puppets.


David Leventhal, director of Dance for PD, teaches a community class. Stanford's Dance Division, Dance for PD and the Mark Morris Dance Group are presenting a film about dance and Parkinson's...

Eddie Marritz
1753 engin akyurt

Stanford researchers say that brief online interventions can raise student achievement at low cost

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1755 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Teresa and Jamie Purzner, Matthew Scott

Teresa and Jamie Purzner came to Stanford to study medulloblastoma and search for a way to better treat the brain cancer. They faced many challenges, including the myriad difficulties of escorting...

Ethan Hill

A man with electrodes implanted in his brain imagined writing with a pen on paper and saw that text appear on screen, a new study reports.

F. Willett et al/Nature 2021, Erika Woodrum

Neurobiology Professor William Newsome explains how brains process choices during filming for Worldview Stanford's The Science of Decision Making course.

Farrin N. Abbott

Fig. 1 In the absence of visual input, the visual cortex is used to process non-visual sensory information.

Figure taken from Merabet et al., 2005

Sherlock contemplating the struggle. 

Flickr user bellaphon
1760 2017 Sammy Kuo Award Winners, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Prizes for outstanding neuroscience research papers written by graduate students and postdocs were awarded at our Annual Symposium on October 19, 2017. 

Fontejon Photography

A patient with limb paralysis imagined writing letters of the alphabet. Sensors implanted in his brain picked up the signals, and artificial intelligence algorithms transcribed them onto a...

Frank Willett
1762 Zoom meeting with several people

A screenshot from the CORES kickoff meeting in February 2021.

Franklin Feingold/Andrew Brodhead
1763 NAE, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute From left, Kenneth Goodson, Fei-Fei Li, Stacey Bent. (Image credit: Courtesy Stanford Engineering, L.A. Cicero and Rod Searcey)
1764 Arcade on the Quad

Arcade on the Quad with student walking a bike.

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1765 Gary Steinberg
1766 Gerard DuBois
1767 cancer and chemo brain Gérard DuBois
1768 Gérard DuBois
1769 Gerd Altmann

This research clarifies a new way that culture can influence giving and potentially provide organizations insights into their philanthropic efforts. 

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1771 Data Reproducibility

Bigger datasets and increasingly complex workflows are making it harder for researchers to reproduce experimental results – a key part of the scientific process. 

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Researchers are studying why some healthy, older adults remember better than others. This work establishes a foundation for better understanding age-related memory decline.

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Stanford researchers interrupted a neural pathway responsible for opiate-associated memories in mice. Their success in preventing relapse in rodents may one day translate to an enduring treatment...

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The new Transforming Learning accelerator will address chronic challenges in education by targeting solutions to specific groups of learners, such as those needing to learn remotely.

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1775 Getty Images
1776 Brain with bokeh

Stanford researchers have developed and tested a new molecular probe, called Fast Light and Calcium-Regulated Expression or FLiCRE (pronounced “flicker”), which could help scientists map and...

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1777 Woman with fatigue in front of a computer

In the first large-scale study examining the full extent of Zoom fatigue, Stanford researchers find that women report feeling more exhausted than men following video calls.

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Stanford researchers have developed and tested a new molecular probe, called Fast Light and Calcium-Regulated Expression or FLiCRE (pronounced “flicker”), which could help scientists map and...

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1779 Getty Images

An algorithm created by Stanford researchers can identify similar cell types across species separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution. 

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1781 Eye

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stanford University School of Medicine have found that normal exposure to light can drive the formation and growth of optic...

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1782 How are we training our health care AI? Too many algorithms rely on datasets from the same states. |

How are we training our health care AI? Too many algorithms rely on datasets from the same states. |

Getty Images/Nomadsoul1
1783 Simone Biles twisting

Simone Biles mid-twist during a vault at the Tokyo Olympics.


Stanford neuroscientists and engineers used neural implants to track decision making in the brain, in real time. 

Gil Costa
1785 Gracia Lam
1786 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Jennifer Aaker

Self-deprecating jokes humanize leaders and create connections with employees.

Graham Roumieu

Researchers at Stanford have mapped the genome of the tiny, short-lived African turquoise killifish.

Gregg Segal

Paul Kalanithi said his daughter, Cady, filled him with "a joy unknown to me in all my prior years." He passed away on March 9.

Gregg Segal

Paul Kalanithi

Time at home. Time well spent

Gregg Segal

Anne Brunet and her colleagues have found that the short-lived African killifish is a useful model for studying the aging process.

Gregg Segal

Anne Brunet and her team were surprised to find that pudgy roundworms that accumulated more monounsaturated fat in their bodies had longer life spans than thinner worms.

Gregg Segal
1792 Sleep Gregory Pappas
1793 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Guo Mong
1794 Harry Campbell

A Stanford Medicine study finds that changes in molecular patterns in Californians correspond with two nontraditional “seasons.”

1796 Hollow Mask Illusion
1797 Hongjie Dai, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Hongjie Dai
1798 Ian Terpin

The 2013 Roundtable at Stanford, 'Are You Happy Now? The New Science of Happiness and Wellbeing,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday. Journalist Katie Couric moderated the event.

Ian Terpin
1800 Illustration by Brian Cronin