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Stanford GSB researchers find that sometimes it is better not to sweat the small stuff.
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Aug 6 2014 | Stanford Report
Stanford scholar Noah Goodman found that people understand nonliteral language – metaphor, hyperbole and exaggerated statements – when they focus on the intent behind the communication.
Aug 6 2014 | Stanford Report
By Bjorn Carey
Some of the most damaging brain diseases can be traced to irregular blood delivery in the brain. Now, Stanford chemists have employed lasers and carbon nanotubes to capture an unprecedented look at blood flowing through a living brain.

By Bruce Goldman

Mice suffering chronic pain undergo a change in brain circuitry that makes them less willing to work for a reward, even though they still want it.
Chronic pain is among the most abundant of all medical afflictions in the developed world. It differs from a short-term episode of...
A social psychologist explains why our brains sometimes jump to irrational, distrusting conclusions about leaders and organizations.
Graduate students interview neuroscientists about their process and motivation as part of the Brains and Bourbon podcast series.
Certain brain networks in children with autism do not appear to change much when switching from a resting state to engagement with a task, a new study finds.
Jul 29 2014 | Stanford Report
A national report on the value of interdisciplinary approaches in the sciences highlighted Stanford Bio-X as a model for success. Carla Shatz, the director of Stanford Bio-X, talks about the report's recommendations and the factors that have helped Bio-X shine.