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Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading.
May 27 2015 | The New York Times
On a small darkened platform a handful of fruit flies wander aimlessly. There is a brief flash of light and a robotic arm darts downward, precisely targeting a fly’s thorax, a moving target roughly the size of a pinhead.
A key message from Stanford’s annual big data conference was that realizing the potential of precision health means sharing massive amounts of medical and behavioral data.
Researchers have figured out how to create spheres of neuronal cells resembling the cerebral cortex, making functional human brain tissue available for the first time to study neuropsychiatric diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.
May 21 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala says that promoting a culture of trust – rather than fear – encourages collaboration and builds a creative workplace.
Nirao Shah, Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy at UCSF, speaks about neural crest stem cells, circuits underlying sexual dimorphism, and his first exposure to research in India.
 
“We developed the atom bomb before we noticed people’s eyes were moving while they slept?”
The funding will allow Joanna Wysocka to continue exploring the earliest steps of human development and aid Krishna Shenoy’s efforts to develop brain-machine interfaces.
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....

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