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1901 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Krishna Shenoy

A new study suggests that mental rehearsal – picturing oneself going through a routine, such as a skiing competition – improves performance by preparing the mind for action. 

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1902 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Jeremy Bailenson

The photo shows an actor in place of a research participant and what they experienced during one of the studies. The area inside the dotted line is the field of view of the augmented reality...

Image credit: Mark Miller and Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab
1903 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Stanford researchers have found a previously unknown, cognitive role for the cerebellum’s granule cells, which show up as green in this image

Image credit: Mark Wagner

Stanford researchers have found a previously unknown, cognitive role for the cerebellum’s granule cells, which show up as green in this image

Image credit: Mark Wagner
1905 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Ian Gotlib

Psychology professor Ian Gotlib confers with students in his office. 

Image credit: Misha Bruk
1906 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Russell Poldrack

Researchers at the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience are working to make it easier to share brain-imaging data and collaborate more effectively. 

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1907 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Mental Health

“Is a robot capable of experiencing guilt?” was one of the questions Stanford researchers asked to probe how people make sense of the sensations, emotions and thoughts that make up mental life....

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1908 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

A Stanford study shows that comparisons of boys and girls in math ability can imply subtle biases. 

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1909 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Gordon Wetzstein

Stanford engineers are testing a pair of smart glasses that can automatically focus on whatever you’re looking at. 

Image credit: Robert Konrad

Conversational software programs are making it possible for people to seek mental health care online and via text, but the risks and benefits need further study, Stanford experts say. 

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Stanford researchers have developed a computational tool to analyze language extracted from police body camera footage as data for understanding law enforcement interaction with the community. ...

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1912 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Jamil Zaki

Stanford psychologist Jamil Zaki examined how to cultivate empathy in an unjust world.

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1913 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Josef Parvizi

Josef Parvizi, above, a professor of neurology, Chris Chafe, a professor of music, and colleagues have tested a method for detecting seizures that transforms brain waves into sound. 

Image credit: School of Medicine
1914 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Nicholas Melosh

Stanford bioengineers and materials scientists are working to edit the genes of tiny flatworms, like this one viewed under a microscope. 

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1915 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Jeremy Bailenson

Elise Ogle, a researcher in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, tries out the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience, with a coral animation still in the background. 

Image credit: Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab

Holly Russell, former graduate student in the Dynamic Design Lab, is lead author of a new study on the handover of control from an autonomous car to a human driver.

Image credit: Steve Castillo
1917 Kang Shen, a professor of biology and of pathology, will be the next director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford.

Kang Shen, a professor of biology and of pathology, will be the next director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford.

Image credit: Steve Fisch
1918 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Karl Deisseroth

From left, Karl Deisseroth and Monica Lam.

Image credit: Steve Fisch and Joel Simon
1919 Steven Chu, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Steven Chu

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1920 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image credit: uzenzen/Getty Images

Stanford studies of children from 4 to 7 years old reveal differences in how they discern whether an adult is giving them information that is true but incomplete. 


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1922 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Graduate School of Education Image credit: wildpixel/istock
1923 Image of a neuron taken with a 2-photon microscope Image credit: Yu-Wei Wu
1924 Image credit: Zhou lab
1925 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Image of "Valentine" by Elizabeth Jameson
1926 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Sergiu Pasca, Anca Pasca Image of a cortical spheroid courtesy of Yuki Miura, Pasca Lab.
1927 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Marion Buckwalter Image of Claude Monet painting, Art Institute of Chicago
1928 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Tony Wyss-Coray Image of mouse hippocampus (a brain structure essential to learning and memory) by Raunak Basu, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
1929 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Image of myelinated axons by Tom Deerinck and Mark Ellisman, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
1930 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Michael Zeineh Image of structural and functional connectivity in the human brain by Andreashorn

Students who gather their own data and make their own decisions in a simple pendulum experiment gain critical thinking skills that are useful in later physics courses, according to research at... / Shutterstock
1932 Mouse and Seahorse

The hippocampus—the brain region associated with memory—is named after its seahorse-like shape. Here, a crystal seahorse with yellow and blue oil repelling colored water symbolizes the attractive...

Images by Daniel Pederick and Tim Witherow
1933 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Robert Jackler Images from the collection of Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising
1934 iStock
1935 iStock
1936 Wu Tsai Seminar Series Logo 2020 iStock
1937 Continuous ambulatory monitoring iStock

A new circuit-mapping approach to probe the brain should help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease. It also provides a methodology to identify, map and ultimately repair neural circuits...

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1939 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Karl Diesseroth

To date, there are no medications that treat the fundamental underpinnings of autism

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1940 / Courtney Hale

A Stanford-hosted study, “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030,” looks at the likely effects of AI technologies on urban life. 

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1942 Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Woodpeckers may be able to withstand so much pounding because they are protected by the angle of their pecking. 


Good news: Our desired attitudes (don’t eat unhealthy things) affects behavior more than our actual attitudes (that looks delicious).


A new circuit-mapping approach to probe the brain should help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease. It also provides a methodology to identify, map and ultimately repair neural circuits...

1945 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

New research examines how older men and women can be perceived differently in the workplace. 


The complexity of bedside care

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1947 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Denise Wall

An app developed by Wall could help children with autism learn to understand facial expressions.

iStock/Joan Vincent Cantó Roig
1948 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Lindred Greer

Egalitarian teams are able to work together, new research shows, while hierarchical team members may feel the need to fend for themselves. 


Women can exert control by engaging in more subtle or “implicit” methods of dominance.

1950 Andrew Huberman: How stress affects the mind — and how to relieve it

Understanding the biology of stress

1951 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Robert Sutton

If you're forced to work with a jerk, don't burn bridges — just reduce the frequency of your interactions. 

1952 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Concussion

Researchers found that a key difference between impacts that led to concussions and those that did not had to do with how and where the brain shakes. 

1953 iStockPhoto

Stanford scientists discovered in the 1960s that campus newts contained a potent neurotoxin, one that today might lead to breakthroughs in pain treatment.

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1955 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, David Kingsley Jeffrey Fisher image

The stylized yeast cells depicted in several leaves and flower petals are an artist’s interpretation of how scientists, using the tools of synthetic biology, genetically engineered yeast to brew...

Jennifer Cook-Chrysos

Researchers assembled a working model of a human brain-to-muscle nerve circuit in a dish.

Jimena Andersen/Pasca lab
1958 Study ties teens’ COVID-19 resilience to their ability to navigate life jiris
1959 David Eagleman

David Eagleman

Joe Baraban
1960 John Cuneo

Jennifer Eberhardt says the MacArthur fellowship will allow her to expand her research on race and the criminal justice system.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Professor Joseph Kahn (right), and graduate students Reza Nasiri Mahalati (left) and Ruo Yu Gu (center) with their prototype single-fiber endoscope. The device improves resolution by four times...

John Todd

Consulting Associate Professor Sunil Puria, graduate student Peter Gottlieb and postdoctoral scholar Nam Keun Kim use a 3-D laser Doppler vibrometer to measure motions in a human cadaver ear.

John Todd
1964 Jennifer Cochran and Matthew Scott have created a bioengineered peptide that has been shown in mice to provide better imaging of a type of brain tumor known as medulloblastoma. John Todd

Past neuroimaging studies have defined several “functional networks” in which remote regions of the brain appear to operate in synchrony. A new study from Stanford provides the molecular...

Jonas Richiardi
1966 Johannes Eichstaedt

Johannes Eichstaedt

Jose Gallardo
1967 Karen Parker Josh Edelson
1968 Carolyn Rodriguez Josh Edelson
1969 Lisa Giocomo Josh Edelson
1970 Mark Schnitzer, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Josh Edelson
1971 Making some gradual changes before the switch can help

Making some gradual changes before the switch can help

Juan Moyano/Stocksy

A Stanford psychologist and colleagues use brain images in an effort to predict which teens will use drugs later in life. 

Katarzyna Bialasiewicz / Getty Images
1973 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

The Stanford ChEM-H Building and the Stanford Neurosciences Building are part of a new research complex dedicated to improving human health.

Kate Chesley
1974 Brain with radio waves on top of it Kateryna KDN/Science Photo Library/Getty Images
1975 River blindness causing bacteria Kateryna_Kon

Stanford biology Professor Deborah M. Gordon and computer scientist Fernando Esponda have found parallels between ant behavior and the workings of spam filters and the immune system. Each ant, as...

Katherine Dektar
1977 Woman standing in a field in front of yellow flowers

Marcel Kuttab of Chelsea, Mass., has experienced parosmia, a distortion in the senses of smell and taste, since contracting Covid in March 2020.

Katherine Taylor for The New York Times

Stanford Professor Fei-Fei Li, director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, leads work on a computer vision system.

Kathleen Hinkel
1979 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, David Kingsley

David Kingsley and his lab study the threespine stickleback, tiny fish that evolved as they adapted to two different environments: fresh water and the ocean.

Kathy Xie
1980 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Autism, Vinod Menon

MRI scans revealed that kids with autism have deficits in a brain pathway that normally makes social interaction feel rewarding. Nerve-fiber tracts along the pathway, in red, are less dense in...

Kaustubh Supekar
1981 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Philippe Mourrain

Stanford researchers found that when zebrafish sleep, they can display two states that are similar to those found in mammals, reptiles and birds. It's the first time these brain patterns have been...

Kazakov Maksim/Shutterstock

Students from Peking University and Stanford attended a seminar led by Michael Baiocchi (front, far left), Randall Stafford (front, second from right) and Judith Prochaska (front, far right).

Kenny Fu

Givers are likely to experience greater happiness if they frame acts of benevolence in concrete rather than abstract terms, according to a new study.


Professor Russ Altman, left, and Professor Emeritus Yoav Shoham are members of a study group that will take a very long-term look at artificial intelligence. The two scientists were among the...

Krista Victoria Chew
1985 Sammy Kuo, Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Sammy Kuo

Kuo Family

Mehmet Kurt tests a new type of bicycle helmet for its potential to reduce concussions.

Kurt Hickman

Postdoc Johannes Weickenmeier and Professor Ellen Kuhl have developed mathematical tools to simulate how the brain responds to internal pressure buildup. 

Kurt Hickman
1988 Kurt Hickman

Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen's Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections.

Kurt Hickman

Local middle school students learn hands-on about brains from Stanford neuroscience students.

Kurt Hickman

Professor Lambertus Hesselink says scalability is a key component of his iLab.

Kurt Hickman
1992 Kwabena Boahen Kwabena Boahen | Photo by Rod Searcey
1993 L.A. Cicero
1994 L.A. Cicero

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, who earlier in the day had been announced as Stanford's new president, receives a bouquet from Faculty Senate Chair Kam Moler.

L.A. Cicero

Stanford researchers have demonstrated how flexible gene expression can enable male cichlid fish to achieve higher social status.

L.A. Cicero

Brian Knutson, associate professor of psychology, said his team's recent finding of a brain connection involved in risky decision-making provides a starting point for understanding gambling...

L.A. Cicero

Associate Professor Jeanne Tsai directs the Culture and Emotion Lab at Stanford. Her research found that differences in deep brain circuits can predict who people like and dislike.

L.A. Cicero
1999 L.A. Cicero

Fei-Fei Li, associate professor of computer science and director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, will direct the new SAIL-Toyota Center for AI Research.

L.A. Cicero