California Magazine | January 13th, 2017

People Are Strange When You’re Sleep Deprived

Got a lousy night’s sleep? Feeling kinda grouchy? Turns out waking up on the wrong side of the bed won’t just make you cranky. It will make others seem that way, too. A 2015 study from the UC Berkeley Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory found that a single sleepless night can fundamentally alter the way we […]

Berkeley News | December 20th, 2016

Pop-outs: How the brain extracts meaning from noise

When you’re suddenly able to understand someone despite their thick accent, or finally make out the lyrics of a song, your brain appears to be re-tuning to recognize speech that was previously incomprehensible. UC Berkeley neuroscientists have now observed this re-tuning in action by recording directly from the surface of a person’s brain as the […]

Berkeley News | November 28th, 2016

It takes less than a second to tell humans from androids

It can be hard to tell the difference between humans and androids in such sci-fi TV shows as Westworld. But in real life, beyond our screens, the human brain takes less than a second to tell between reality and fantasy, according to new UC Berkeley research. The findings, published in the November issue of the […]

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 […]

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