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Jun 15 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
A new study published in Cerebral Cortex suggested that spontaneous improvisation — not only can be improved by training, but also appears to correspond to a particular state of brain activity characterized by the suppression of the very brain centers seemingly built by evolution to keep us on task.
Jun 8 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Previous research has found men and women cooperate differently. But few studies have examined what’s happening in their brains while they cooperate.
Jun 3 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
As previously announced, Stanford neuroscientist Carla Shatz, PhD, received the happy news that she was a winner of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience; here now is a look at the scene in her lab yesterday afternoon.
Jun 2 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Sonia Olea Coontz, suffered a stroke in 2011 that left her limping. Now, thanks to an experimental procedure she underwent in 2013 — a full two years later — she’s jogging.
Jun 1 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
It’s ironic. Their last name is Close, yet these sisters were anything but in childhood. They spent their formative years in a sprawling 400-room hotel in Switzerland as part of the MRA, a cult-like movement to which their parents belonged.
Jun 1 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo, PhD, played football for 10 years and he’s received two concussions. But his head injuries weren’t from football: They were from bike accidents.
May 26 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Stanford psychiatrist-bioengineer-neuroscientist-inventor Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, has pioneered two separate technologies that, while quite different from one another, pose the prospect of working together to enable new strides in brain research.
May 5 2016 | Healthline
Researchers say the gap in mental health records highlights the country’s fragmented healthcare system.
Apr 18 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
Stanford neuroscientist and psychiatrist Robert Malenka, MD, PhD, launched his address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year with a big question: “Why do we do the things that we do?”
Apr 12 2016 | Stanford Medicine - Scope
What happens when two Nobel Laureates get talking? They hatch a crazy plan to take teeny tiny diamonds from crude oil and – presto change-o – turn them into a novel way of imaging molecules and structures in the brain.