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A multiple exposure shows the effect of an impact to the top of the helmet in a laboratory experiment. The dummy head is mounted on a biofidelic neck, and helps to realistically reconstruct field...

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Cardinal CoGen plant general manager Ron Dahlin, left, receives a dollar from Ron Gawer, manager of the new SESI plant, as payment in full for the now offline Cardinal CoGen plant.

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Stanford research associate Tatiana Engel, PhD, is first author on a study showing how "noisy neurons" affect decision-making processes.

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Graduate student Jesse Gomez has found that a specific pattern of diffusion of naturally occurring water in the brain predicts face blindness.

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William Maloney addressing the Faculty Senate on the issue of concussions in collegiate athletics.

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Education Professor Bruce McCandliss is part of an an interdisciplinary team of researchers involved in the growing field of educational neuroscience.

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Ada Poon, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, is working with a team of scientists to find better ways to treat chronic pain.

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Adam Burn, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, practices yoga techniques to help combat stress. A Stanford scholar has found that breathing-based meditation dramatically reduces PTSD in veterans.

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Noah Goodman, director of Stanford's Computation and Cognition Lab, explores the ways people communicate meaning through figurative language.

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Many people claim they do their best thinking while walking. A new study finds that walking indeed boosts creative inspiration.

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The researchers found that traditional methods of processing fMRI data may lead scientists to overlook smaller brain structures, thus skewing their results.

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William Newsome, a professor of neurobiology at Stanford School of Medicine, is one of the co-leaders of the BRAIN working group.

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Jennifer Aaker, General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Middle school teachers Maryam Raymond, left, Miguel Aznar, Sujatha Raghu and Vibha Walia discuss the results of a crayon etching activity which demonstrates the top down process used in...

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2015 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Kalanit Grill-Spector

Kalanit Grill-Spector

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2016 scientists in a lab

Graduate student Clayton Hardman and post-doctoral scholar Stephen Ho, M.D., working in the Wender Lab in 2017.

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2017 Marc Tessier-Lavigne Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne L.A. Cicero

A 2017 photo of Alberto Salleo, associate professor of materials science and engineering, and graduate student Scott Keene characterizing the electrochemical properties of a previous artificial...

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Graduate students, from left, Kiah Hardcastle and Niru Maheswaranathan, worked with professors Lisa Giocomo and Surya Ganguli on a study of the brain’s navigational neurons.

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

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Daniel Palanker works with student Jack Boffa on software for simulation of prosthetic vision and for augmented reality goggles that activate the retinal implant.

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2022 Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Miriam Goodman, Thomas Clandinin, Sue Rhee

Sue Rhee, Thomas Clandinin and Miriam Goodman discuss the NeuroPlant project over a tobacco plant in the greenhouse.

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2023 Stanford team improves diagnostics for newborns’ brain bleeds Author lagom
2024 Large-scale molecular imaging with MIBI highlights grey matter (green and blue) and white matter (yellow) and the undulations of the cerebellum, as well as the fine details of neuronal axons (red) and purkinje cells (red). Image courtesy Dunja Mrjden.
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Neuroscientists have tried to map various categories of mental function to specific regions of the brain, but recent work has shown that the definitions and boundaries of those regions are complex...

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Leanne Williams and her colleagues say that using MRI scans and a questionnaire can help predict which patients are likely to be helped by antidepressants.

Leslie Williamson

Etkin and his colleagues have found a way to predict which patients with PTSD will benefit from a treatment known as prolonged exposure therapy.

Leslie Williamson

Stanford researchers discovered that adjusting a circuit in the thalamus dramatically alters the forebrain activity and alertness levels in the brains of rats.

Lili Guo

Can an AI system help students learn open-ended tasks like coding?

Linda A. Cicero

A study, co-authored by Professor Bruce McCandliss, provides some of the first evidence that a specific teaching strategy for reading has direct neural impact.

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2034 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Lisa Giocomo Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service
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Stanford researchers have identified the brain circuitry that enables male mice to quickly identify the sex of an unfamiliar mouse. Because mice and humans share some of the same hard-wired...

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2040 Doctors around a patient in bed in a hospital setting

As the United States continues on a path to near pre-pandemic normalcy, experts remain concerned over low vaccination rates and the spread of variants, which could potentially exacerbate a...

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Stanford psychology Professor Carol Dweck finds that the right kind and amount of praise motivate children to persevere, but the wrong kind or amount of praise can backfire.

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Stanford psychologists say rejection, particularly by a romantic partner, can pose a potent threat to the self.

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Alyssa Davilla uses an iPad app to communicate by selecting words and phrases she wants to express. Her dog, Elmo, licks her feet to relax her as she talks with visitors. 

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Stanford researchers found that when people felt negatively stereotyped or disrespected based on race or gender, they were more likely to engage in anti-social behaviors.

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A portion of a lab was converted into Biosafety level 3 space in 2016. The contained area is safe for working with airborne pathogens such as the tuberculosis bacteria or SARS-CoV-...

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High school students Ishla Zareef-Mustafa and Genaro Pamatz participate in an anatomy lab as part of the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program. 

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Touch receptor neurons (pink) under compression assume a wavelike shape, while other TRNs that experience tensile stresses are smooth.

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2051 Stanford Neurosciences Institute Michael Waraksa
2052 Michelle Monje, MD, PhD

Patrick Suppes, whose Stanford career incorporated philosophy, psychology and science, has died at age 92.

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New research shows that a computer's analysis of data can better judge a person's psychological traits than family and friends.


The disc-like synthetic nanoscavengers collected magnetically.

Mingliang Zhang, Stanford School of Engineering

Michelle Monje decided as a medical student to research diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that one father called “a death sentence for kids.”

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2058 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, Michael Eisenberg

Stanford researchers analyzed data and found a positive association between frequency of marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse.

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2059 A neuron (green and white) in an insect brain (blue)

A neuron (green and white) in an insect brain (blue).

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2061 Stanford Neurosciences Institute, William Newsome

William Newsome talks about growing up the son of a Southern Baptist minister and how his faith and interest in science led him to study the brain.

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The island fox of California's Channel Islands has a relatively large brain size for its body, a factor that new Stanford research suggests could influence its risk of extinction. For now, it's...

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Stanford Bio-X researchers raised an entirely new set of questions when they sought answers about connections between two brain regions.

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2075 New research suggests you'll enjoy wine more if you don't continue drinking past the point you are sated. | AP Photo by Rich Pedroncelli

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Tony Wyss-Coray and his team identified a protein in human umbilical cord blood that revitalized memory and learning ability in older mice.

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MIchael Greicius and his colleagues found that a memory training technique helped people improve their recall skills and develop brain activity patterns similar to those of "memory athletes."

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Xinnan Wang and her colleagues found that a defect within nerve cells could play a critical role in Parkinson's disease.

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Stanford's Aashish Manglik helped lead a collaborative effort to identify a compound that appears to be similar to morphine in its painkilling power but less addictive.

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Local high school students Alia Rubaie and Gaby Krohn model brains out of Play-Doh during the Clinical Neuroscience Internship Experience.

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Henry Lee and his colleagues found that steriod treatments given before birth can protect premature infants agains brain hemorrhages after they are born.

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More than 50,000 people have enrolled in the study available through Stanford's MyHeart Counts app since it was launched a year ago.

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Karl Deisseroth and his team used optogenetics to identify cells in the brains of rats that are linked to risk-taking preferences.

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Adam Miner was the lead author of a Stanford/UCSF study that examined the responses of personal voice assistants to health-related questions.

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Jamie Zeitzer sets up a flashing light in his lab. His research shows that exposure to short flashes of light during sleep can help prevent jet lag.

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Robert Cowan is the founding director of the Headache and Facial Pain Clinic at Stanford Health Care.    

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Amir Dan Rubin, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Dec. 10 at an event celebrating the completion of the Neuroscience Health Center. He is joined by the School...

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After a bicycle crash in January, Paige Fisher was referred to the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center to help her recover from her head injury.

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Karen Parker and her colleagues found correlations between a hormone involved in social behavior and some of the social difficulties experienced by children with autism.

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Michael Zeineh is the lead author of a study that describes the discovery of what appear to be cells containing iron in the postmortem brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.

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Lisa Giocomo studies how our brains represent and remember our environment. Her lab focuses on special neurons that make up an internal “neural navigation system.”

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A team led by Karen Parker found evidence in children that a low level of the hormone oxytocin is linked to high anxiety.

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Michael Zeineh and his colleagues studied the brains of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and healthy people, and found distinct differences between the two groups.

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Michael Greicius and his team have found that women who carry a copy of a gene variant called ApoE4 have a substantially greater risk of developing Alzheimer's. 

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Michael Clarke and his colleagues were the first to discover that Down syndrome may be linked to faulty stem cell regulation.
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This wafer contains tiny computers using carbon nanotubes, a material that could lead to smaller, more energy-efficient processors.

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Rebecca Bernert and her colleagues studied young adults at risk for suicide and found that when their sleep patterns varied greatly, their suicidal symptoms increased

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Karen Parker and her colleagues found that the hormone oxytocin led to improvements in social behavior among some children with autism.

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