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1801 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Adam Miner Image by geralt
1802 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth Image by geralt
1803 Receptivity, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image by geralt
1804 Brain, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image by geralt
1805 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Elias Aboujaoude Image by Gordon Johnson
1806 Prions


Image by Kateryna_Kon. Photo courtesy of Zachary Harvey.
1807 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Zhenan Bao Image by Kevin Craft courtesy of the Stanford School of Engineering
1808 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image by Laszlo Ilyes
1809 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Andrea Goldsmith

Goldsmith’s research focuses on the wireless technology underlying the way people and things communicate.

Image by Linda Cicero
1810 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Anthony Wagner Image by Mohamed Hassan
1811 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Daniel Palanker Image by NASA / GSFC
1812 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Alia Crum Image by NeuPaddy
1813 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Marius Wenig Image by Nevit Dilmen, NIH 3D Print Exchange, National Institutes of Health
1814 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Amit Etkin Image by OpenClipart-Vectors
1815 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Dan Yamins

Dan Yamins is amoung five faculty members named 2018 Sloan Research Fellows.

Image by Sam Fontejon
1816 Epicardial mesothelial cell Image by Scott Metzler, Ruiz-Lozano lab
1817 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image by Shutterstock
1818 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image by Shutterstock
1819 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image by TheDigitalAritst
1820 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Alan Schatzberg Image by VSRao
1821 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Allison Okamura

Transforming our perceptions

Image courtesy Allison Okamura
1822 Brielle Ferguson in the Huguenard lab at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University

Brielle Ferguson studies the role of parvalbumin interneurons in absense epilepsy in the Huguenard lab at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and is a co-founder of Black in Neuro.

Image courtesy Brielle Ferguson

Chemistry graduate students Corleone Delaveris (left) and Bette Webster (right).

Image courtesy of Corleone Delaveris and Bette Webster
1824 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Dennis Wall Image courtesy of Dennis Wall
1825 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Marius Wernig Image courtesy of GerryShaw
1826 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, NeuWrite West Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
1827 Image credit Giardino lab

In the Dionne lab at Stanford, a laser causes nanoparticles suspended in cyclohexane to emit light. The nanoparticles change color depending on the pressure around them and give real-time...

Image credit: Alice Lay
1829 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Artificial Intelligence Image credit: Alisha Ober
1830 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Researchers have gathered evidence to suggest that impacts to the side of the head may cause concussion symptoms through damage to the corpus callosum. 

Image credit: Andreas Horn/Creative Commons

From left to right starting from the top: Howard Y. Chang, Arogyaswami J. Paulraj, Michele Barry, Dan Jurafsky, Eva Silverstein, Caroline M. Hoxby, Jenny S. Martinez, Guadalupe Valdes, Anne Joseph...

Image credit: Andrew Brodhead
1832 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Alberto Salleo

An array of artificial synapses designed by researchers at Stanford and Sandia National Laboratories can mimic how the brain processes and stores information.

Image credit: Armantas Melianas and Scott Keene

A printed electrode pattern of the new polymer being stretched to several times of its original length (top), and a transparent, highly stretchy “electronic skin” patch forming an intimate...

Image credit: Bao Lab

A newly developed flexible, biodegradable semiconductor developed by Stanford engineers shown on a human hair.

Image credit: Bao lab
1835 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, BodyNet Sticker Image Credit: Bao Lab
1836 Sticky Sensors detect skin signals, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image Credit: Bao Lab
1837 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image credit: Benjavisa / Getty Images
1838 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, David Camarillo

Working with a model they developed, researchers in the Camarillo lab simulated how head and neck positioning during an impact affects rotational acceleration resulting from the impact. Rotational...

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1839 Glove, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image credit: Courtesy Caitlyn Seim
1840 Image credit: Courtesy CZI
1841 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Laura Carstensen, Stanford center on Longevity

Psychologist Laura Carstensen is director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Image credit: Courtesy Freeman Spogli Institute
1842 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Zhenan Bao

The sensor shown in this photo is sensitive enough to allow the finger to hold a blueberry without crushing it. In the future all the fingers and the palm would have similar electronic sensors...

Image credit: Courtesy of Bao Lab
1843 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, NeuroTranslate

A smartphone app that could help diagnose autism uses a game to encourage kids to act out concepts such as being an artist or the feeling of being surprised. The app takes video of the kids at...

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1844 Anthony Norcia, left, and Martin Breidenbach Image credit: Dawn Harmer Photography

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity find that adults over 80 benefit from using technology to connect with friends and family.

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1846 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

John Etchemendy and Fei-Fei Li will co-direct the new Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

Image credit: Drew Kelly for Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
1847 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Gifts included support for the future home base of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute and Stanford ChEM-H. 

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1848 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Professor Susan Athey found that what people say they want in terms of online privacy and what they actually do are often very different. 

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1849 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Jesse Gomez

Children see words and faces differently from adults, according to new Stanford research.

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1850 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford scholar Lin Bian looks at how infants and toddlers rank moral principles of fairness and group loyalty. 

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1851 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

A new study by Stanford psychologists examines the hidden implications of the advice to “find your passion.” 

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1852 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Alia Crum

Stanford psychologists find that being reassured by a medical professional can aid in the healing process. 

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1853 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Anthony Wagner

A decade’s worth of research has shown that people who frequently use many types of media at once performed significantly worse on simple memory tasks. 

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1854 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Akua Crum

Simply being told that you have a genetic propensity for lower exercise capacity can cause poorer performance on a treadmill test, according to new research. 

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1855 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Alia Crum

Stanford researchers are looking for ways to reduce anxiety for children undergoing allergy treatments. 

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1856 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bio-X Image credit: Getty Images
1857 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

New research finds that people can regulate the way they are influenced by others’ emotions. 

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1858 Person standing at a crossroads with shadow visible

Using a virtual-navigation experiment, researchers found that stress hindered people’s ability to use memory to plan novel shortcuts.

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1859 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Alberto Salleo

Cortisol influences emotional stress, blood pressure, metabolism, immune response, memory, and other important functions. 

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1860 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image credit: GettyImages / cosmin4000
1861 Image credit: Gordon Wang
1862 Director Image credit: Gordon Wang
1863 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Brain-machine interfaces Image credit: Guo Mong
1864 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Gill Bejerano

The technology would cut medical diagnosis time by 90 percent. 

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1865 Infant blood markers, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Stanford researchers believe they have found a correlation between “bad” cholesterol and a child’s mental health development.

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1866  serotonin-system, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

A 3D rendering of the serotonin system in the left hemisphere of the mouse brain reveals two groups of serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe that project to either cortical regions (blue) or...

Image credit: Jing Ren
1867 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Artificial Intelligence

Visiting scholar James Timbie says that the artificial intelligence revolution will involve humans and machines working together, with the best results coming from humans supported by intelligent...

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1868 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Zhenan Bao

Stanford Professor Zhenan Bao is leading American and Korean researchers in the quest for an artificial nerve system. 

Image credit: Kevin Craft
1869 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Yoav Shoham

A new report from a Stanford-led group surveying developments in artificial intelligence finds that learning languages is as much a challenge for AI as it is for the human brain.

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1870 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford researchers found that people are twice as likely to order a meatless meal when the cafeteria sign notes that people are changing their habits and eating less meat. 

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Ben Barres

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Mark Schnitzer

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Professor Kwabena Boahen has written “A Neuromorph’s Prospectus” outlining how to build computers that directly mimic in silicon what the brain does in flesh and blood. 

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Stanford psychology professor Alia Crum’s research focuses on the importance of mindsets and social context in the healing process.

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1875 Image credit: L.A. Cicero

Stanford researchers Greg Pitner and Matt Abramian finalize sample preparation in the Neurofab, mounting the cell culture vessel to the suspended wafer. 

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Henry Lowood, left, and Ingmar Riedel-Kruse lead Stanford’s Interactive Media and Games Seminar Series. 

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Patricia Chen is lead author on a paper that shows that a psychological intervention encouraging students to use available study resources in a strategic way made them more likely to perform...

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Professor Keith Humphreys is one of the leaders of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute’s Neurochoice Big Idea initiative. 

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Alia Crum

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1881 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Micheal Zhu

Stanford senior Micheal Zhu Chen plans to pursue master’s degrees in statistics and public policy at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. 

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1882 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Allison Okamura

Professor Allison Okamura, left, celebrates a successful project with freshmen Brad Immel and Tiger Sun who worked on a team with Jonathan Sosa to create a Virtual Gear Shifter.

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As a boy, Alex Dunn, an associate professor of chemical engineering, wondered how trees knew where to put their branches. Now, he and his colleagues are working on how interactions on the...

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1884 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Zhenan Bao

Pixelated electronics built with skin-like materials conform to the complex curves of a hand. 

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1885 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

From left, Oussama Khatib, Nils Nilsson and David Tse. 

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1886 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Mark Schnitzer

Mark Schnitzer and other Stanford researchers have found the truth is more complicated than a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease suggested. 

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1887 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Kathryn Ann Moler

Physics Professor Kathryn Ann Moler has been named the new vice provost and dean of research. (

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1888 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Persis Drell

Provost Persis Drell addressing the Faculty Senate on Thursday. 

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1889 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Ian Gotlib

Ian Gotlib

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Computer science postdoctoral fellow Marinka Zitnik and colleagues developed a new way to predict the side effects of taking two drugs together. 

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1891 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Blakey Vermeule

In a new book, Stanford English Professor Blakey Vermeule discusses the benefits of contemplation and self-reflection in a world focused on action and consumption.

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1892 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Xiaoke Chen

Assistant Professor Xiaoke Chen, right, discusses the functions of the paraventricular thalamus with researcher Greg Nachtrab, one of his co-authors on a new paper.

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1893 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

A team led by materials science engineer Nicholas Melosh has developed tiny nanostraws that can deliver molecules into cells more precisely, faster and safer than other methods. 

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1894 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Gregory Walton

Psychologist Gregory Walton is co-creator of a database of “wise interventions’’ to help individuals and the wider society with problems of education, health, parenting, relationships and...

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1895 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Daniel Palanker

Daniel Palanker and colleagues developed a way to watch neuron-like cells fire without electrodes or chemical or genetic modifications. 

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1896 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Noel Vest

After a complicated path to a science career, Noel Vest recently joined Stanford Medicine as a postdoctoral scholar in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab. 

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1897 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Microbiome Image credit: L.A. Cicero
1898 Keith Humphreys. Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Professor Keith Humphreys has worked both to treat patients with mental illness and to inform policies surrounding mental health and addiction.

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Kelly MacNiven, Brian Knutson and colleagues have identified distinct brain connections linked to risk of relapse following treatment for stimulant use disorder.

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1900 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Sarah Heilshorn

An advance in growing large amounts of stem cells is described in a new journal article by Sarah Heilshorn, associate professor of materials science and engineering.

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