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May 18 2015 | BeWell@Stanford
Dr. Emmanuel Mignot is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. While he is internationally recognized for discovering the cause of narcolepsy, a disorder caused by hypocretin (orexin) cell loss, Dr....
May 18 2015 | The New Yorker
By rendering individual neurons photosensitive, Deisseroth’s technique brings a once unthinkable level of precision and control to experiments designed to determine how the brain processes information and drives behavior.
May 17 2015 | Neuwrite West
The brain is a gas-guzzler. Weighing in at only 2% of the mass of your body, the brain consumes over 20% of the body’s energy.
May 15 2015 | National Georgraphic
Persis Drell put her mind to math in seventh grade and found she loved it. In college she had a great female physics professor, and physics became “a passion.” Now dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University, Drell, 59, previously headed the National Accelerator Laboratory there and...
The Board of Directors of The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is pleased to announce the 2015 McKnight Scholar Award recipients.
“Lighting the brain,” a recent New Yorker profile, offers insight into the brain of Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, the well-known innovator of both optogenetics and CLARITY.
May 7 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks about new research indicating that stress can make us stronger, smarter and happier – if we learn how to open our minds to it.
May 5 2015 | Stanford News
A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind.