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Jan 6 2016 | Inside Bay Area
That lottery fever sweeping the country in anticipation of Saturday night's record $900 million Powerball drawing? Scientists have a name for it: dopamine.
Jan 4 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Stanford researchers recently published in Science have shown in rats that hyperactivity in the medial prefrontal cortex reduces signaling between key components of the reward circuitry and impairs rats’ reward-seeking behavior.
Dec 19 2015 | IFLScience
It’s particularly rare that it’s the scientists themselves being examined, but one Stanford psychologist decided to do just that by monitoring his own brain activity for a year and a half.
Dec 17 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
When Stanford’s original main quad was built 125 years ago, it was with the intent of bringing faculty together in its outdoor spaces and walkways. From its inception, the university was a place where faculty were encouraged to collaborate across disciplines.
Dec 17 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
William Talbot, PhD, started out studying how caterpillars become butterflies. Now a professor of developmental biology, his research focuses on the formation of myelin, that all-important sheath that protects nerve fibers and speeds the transmission of messages.
Dec 16 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
At 44, Stanford bioengineer/neuroscientist Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, has achieved more success and accolades than most scientists receive in their lifetime.
Dec 14 2015 | Jerry McNerney Blog
The directors at Stanford and the Palo Alto VA have a significant ask: They are facing mountains of red tape in transferring patient information from the VA to Stanford, where significant resources can be brought to bear in treating the veteran community.
Dec 14 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Last week, Stanford Health Care, in partnership with the Stanford School of Medicine, cut the ribbons to officially open the new Stanford Neuroscience Health Center for outpatient care.
Dec 10 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Coffee changes the brain’s activity.
Dec 10 2015 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Part of the brain could act like a radio, with different stations operating at different frequencies, playing different kinds of music and variously attracting or repelling different “listening audiences.