Big Thanks for your support

Thank you for your donations to Berkeley Neuroscience yesterday! UC Berkeley’s Big Give provides a tremendous boost to Berkeley students and faculty and we sincerely appreciate your support.

Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 16th, 2016

Spread the word to support #BerkeleyBrains during the 24 hour Cal Big Give

UC Berkeley’s Big Give is happening now! This one-day campus-wide fundraising blitz provides a tremendous boost to Berkeley students and faculty, and we hope you consider lending your support to our neuroscience efforts this year. Click here to make a donation. Unlocking the inner workings of the human brain and how it gives rise to […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Malak El-Quessny

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. Malak El-Quessny I study the […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 14th, 2016

Kavli Frontiers of Science – Berkeley alums represent!

Bradley Voytek (HWNI alum of the Knight Lab), Fernando Perez (current LBNL faculty and HWNI affiliate) and Emily Goard Jacobs (HWNI alum of the D’Esposito lab) were named National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellows. The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium series (KFoS) is the Academy’s premiere activity for distinguished young scientists. Attendance […]

Neuroscientist Portrait Project: Dr. Joni Wallis

The following is part of the Neuroscientist Portrait Project, a look at the lives of neuroscientists inside vs. outside of the lab with an emphasis on highlighting the stories of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Created by Christine Liu and sponsored by Berkeley Neuroscience. All photos by Reynaldo Cayetano Jr. Dr. Joni Wallis I’m a […]

San Francisco Chronicle | November 11th, 2016

Remember after election: Stress can be good for you

If I would ask you to close your eyes and picture a stressful experience in your life, I am willing to bet that you will come up with an image easily. Especially after the most stressful presidential election in recent memory. You may be imagining yourself anxiously awaiting the results of an election you feel […]

Allen Institute for Brain Science News | November 8th, 2016

Alexander Huth announced as an Allen Institute for Brain Science 2016 Next Generation Leader

Distinguished early-career scientists invited to participate in Allen Institute advisory council The Allen Institute for Brain Science announces the newest cohort of Next Generation Leaders: a group of six esteemed young scientists who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to researchers at the Allen Institute. The program recognizes distinguished and innovative contributions […]

Scientific American | November 7th, 2016

When Patients Can’t Give Informed Consent to Be Research Subjects

A guardian can give the go-ahead, and despite some critiques of the practice, it can be done ethically. The narrative arc of a recent report by Luke Dittrich concerning Henry Molaison (known as patient H.M.) is deeply disturbing. First, says Dittrich in his book “Patient H.M.,” a surgeon recklessly excised a part of Molaison’s brain critical for […]

California Magazine | November 7th, 2016

Unboggling Minds: New Brain Study May Impact Language Research

Scientists have long believed that the cortex, the outer layer of the brain, was responsible for figuring out the meaning in a sentence. But a new study out of UC Berkeley shows that the hippocampus, a brain structure long believed to act as a center for linking memories together, plays an active role in extracting […]

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