Berkeley Neuroscience News | April 21, 2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects two Berkeley Neuroscience faculty as members

We are proud to announce that Berkeley Neuroscience faculty members Chris Chang and Bob Knight were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers. Members include scientific giants such as Benjamin Franklin, John J. Audubon, Alexander Graham […]

Berkeley News | April 12th, 2017

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 11 faculty as members

Eleven UC Berkeley faculty, including two members of Berkeley Neuroscience, have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the esteemed society of scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders from around the world. The new members bring the total number of Berkeley faculty so honored to […]

Haas News | April 10th, 2017

Be More Patient? Imagine That.

How often do you act impulsively without considering the consequences? What if you could learn how to be more patient? By using functional MRI (fMRI) to look inside the brain, neuroscientists Adrianna Jenkins, a UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher, and Ming Hsu, an associate professor of marketing and neuroscience at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, […]

Berkeley News | April 7th, 2017

Seven at UC Berkeley awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships, most of any university

Seven UC Berkeley faculty are among the 2017 recipients of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowships, a diverse and gifted group who were chosen on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. Altogether, the foundation awarded fellowships to 173 scholars, artists and scientists, and this year Berkeley led the program with the most […]

Berkeley News | April 5th, 2017

Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argue in an article published […]

Berkeley News | March 20th, 2017

Gift, movie highlight brain scientist’s legacy

Berkeley brain scientist Marian Diamond may be best remembered by the general public for carrying a real human brain around in a hat box during her 55 years on campus. Alumnus Ron Hammer, however, remembers Diamond for sparking his lifelong interest in neurobiology and for mentoring him as a student researcher in her lab. Now […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 17th, 2017

Congrats to our latest NSF Fellowship Awardees

Two Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program students received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and five received honorable mentions. Please join us in expressing our congratulations! 2017 NSF Fellowship Awardees Joe Aman (entering class of 2015, Feldman lab) Holly Gildea (entering class of 2016) Honorable Mention Jenna Adams (entering class of 2015, Jagust lab) Krishan Aghi (entering class of 2015, Isacoff […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 23rd, 2017

Alumni Profile: Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek joined the Berkeley Neuroscience PhD Program in 2004 and completed his thesis work in Bob Knight’s lab, studying the relative contributions of prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia networks to working memory in humans, and the compensation that occurs following a unilateral lesion. Following his PhD studies, he worked as a data scientist at […]

Berkeley News | February 21st, 2017

Sloan fellowships awarded to five faculty ‘rising stars’

Five young UC Berkeley faculty members have been awarded 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships, coveted grants for scientists and scholars at the beginning of their academic careers: Ren Ng, computer science; Pierre Simon, mathematics; Reed Walker, economics; Daniel Weisz, physics; and Michael Yartsev, neuroscience. The fellowships are among 126 announced this week by the Alfred P. […]

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