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Dim Light May Change Brain Structure

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Lily Yan, associate professor of psychology, Antonio Nunez, professor of psychology. Joel Soler, doctoral student in psychology.

Spending too much time in dimly lit rooms and offices may actually change the brain’s structure and hurt one’s ability to remember and learn, indicates groundbreaking research by…

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New Discovery Deepens Understanding of Brain

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Shane Crandall

An exploration of the deepest and most-mysterious layer of the cortex in mice by researchers at Michigan State University and Brown University has revealed new circuits that may…

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Brain Mapping @ Argonne National Lab

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Narayanan ‘Bobby’ Kasthuri, Neuroscience Researcher, Bio Division, Argonne National Lab, and Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, University of Chicago, presented this guest lecture to the Department of Physiology at Michigan…

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Wildcat Brains: An Evolutionary Curveball

Monday, October 31, 2016
wild african leopard looking down from a branch of a tree

The brains of wild cats don’t necessarily respond to the same evolutionary pressures as those of their fellow mammals, humans and primates, indicates a surprising new study led…

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Spinal Tap Proven Safe for Malaria Patients

Friday, October 28, 2016
Doug Postels, associate professor of Neurology And Ophthalmology, poses on Wednesday

A Michigan State University researcher is challenging a widely held African belief that a spinal tap, a procedure safely used to treat other diseases, could suck the brain…

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jason Moser and Yanli Lin

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University. Reporting in the journal Frontiers in Human…

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Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Alexander Johnson

Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain,…

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Healthy Brains Provide Insights into Schizophrenia

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
human brain

The brains of healthy relatives of people with schizophrenia may hold a clue to better understand – and ultimately treat – the devastating illness, finds new research led…

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Research Surprise: Visual Cortex Can Make Decisions

Monday, October 5, 2015

The part of the brain responsible for seeing is more powerful than previously believed. In fact, the visual cortex can essentially make decisions just like the brain’s traditional…

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Science-Backed Brain Game Eases Distraction, Anxiety

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Jason Moser and computer screen of game

Researchers have created a surprisingly simple yet targeted brain game that reduces anxiety by helping people focus in an increasingly distracting world. In a study led by Michigan…

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