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May 1 2014 | The Washington Post
Stanford Neurosciences Institute faculty affiliate, Kwabena Boahen's team of bioengineers build neurogrid circuit board modeled on the human brain
Graduate students interview neuroscientists about their process and motivation as part of the Brains and Bourbon podcast series.
Apr 30 2014 | Neuwrite West Blog
This piece is part of a series on the NeuWrite West blog about graduate student mental health coinciding with the Berkeley Science Review’s article on the same subject.
Apr 30 2014 | The New York Times
If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk. A brief stroll, even around your office, can significantly increase creativity, according to a handy new study by Stanford Neurosciences Institute faculty affiliate Daniel Schwartz.
Apr 28 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford scientists have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain – 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip...
Apr 24 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking.
Apr 22 2014 | Stanford News
Stanford scientists have created new tools that let researchers read brain activity by observing glowing trails of light spreading between connected nerves.
In this Neuwrite West podcast, Erica Seigneur sat down with MD/PhD student Astra Bryant to discuss epilepsy, studying attention in birds and the agony and ecstasy of the optochicken.
Apr 21 2014 | The New York Times
Stanford Neuroscientist, Karl Deisseroth helped create the field of optogenetics, spawning a suite of techniques to turn brain cells on and off with a combination of genetic manipulation and pulses of light.
Video evaluations could be used to track a child’s development. Short home videos, such as those posted on YouTube, may become a powerful tool for diagnosing autism, according to a study whose senior author is a scientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine.