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The release of a single signaling chemical from a specific nerve-cell tract in a particular part of the brain, like an on/off switch, may spell the difference between sociability and social awkwardness.
Neurons in the brain and body send chemical signals from one to the next. Now, scientists led by Stanford's Steven Chu are a step closer to watching those signals take shape inside individual neurons.
When individuals are exposed to novel perspectives from a broader group, their thoughts become more creative, and they generate innovative solutions . Audrey Bowden shares her breadth of life experiences and interests that are fueled by Stanford's dynamic learning environment.
The [Google Glass] device, consists of a glasses-like frame equipped with a camera to record the wearer’s field of view, as well as a small screen and a speaker to give the wearer visual and audio information. As the child interacts with others, the app identifies and names their emotions through...
Mental health in education was the topic of a recent episode of Stanford Radio’s School's In podcast. Hosts Dan Schwartz, PhD, and Denise Pope, PhD, welcomed guest Shashank Joshi, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, as he discussed initiatives in schools to address mental...
Wearing a device that identifies other people’s facial expressions can help children with autism develop better social skills, a Stanford pilot study has demonstrated.
The FDA has approved the use of an implanted device that releases periodic electrical discharges in the brain to counteract seizures in people with epilepsy. In an interview, neurologist Robert Fisher described the technology and Stanford’s role in testing the device.
Aug 1 2018 | Stanford Magazine
Tessier-Lavigne weighs in on planning process, campus issues.
Researchers from SLAC and around the world increasingly use machine learning to handle Big Data produced in modern experiments and to study some of the most fundamental properties of the universe.
Carolyn Rodriguez, [MD, PhD], a psychiatrist at Stanford Health Care, said normal fears don’t interfere with an individual’s ability to work, go to social outings or have relationships, whereas phobias might.

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