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My recent trip to Washington D.C. to speak before a congressional subcommittee on the problem of opioid misuse was all about unmet expectations.
Apr 28 2015 | Neuwrite West
“Is it possible to measure the occurrence of a thought and its corresponding firing neuron - does the thought have to be present in a firing neuron, for it to exist? If so, which comes first - or are they one and the same thing?”
— Danny & Teresa
So far, the researchers have tested the device only in animals, but a clinical trial is planned next year in France.
Apr 27 2015 | Stanford News
Stanford researchers found that brief Internet-based interventions that instill a "growth mindset" and a sense of purpose can improve learning, especially for struggling students. These interventions could potentially reach vast numbers of students at low cost.
When one neuron wants to communicate with another neuron, it doesn’t talk, make gestures, or perform an interpretive dance.
New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.
Apr 22 2015 | Stanford Report
Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education found that compassion meditation training can reduce "mind-wandering" and encourage caring and benevolent behavior toward oneself and others.
Apr 22 2015 | Stanford Report
Ten Stanford faculty members were tapped for membership in the 2015 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
The bioengineer and psychiatrist will be honored for his seminal role in the field of optogenetics, which allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve-cell activity in freely moving animals to study their behavior.
Apr 20 2015 | Stanford Alumni
As public concern intensifies, Stanford bioengineers and clinicians join forces in a drive to understand and prevent concussions.