Berkeley News | March 23, 2015

Bakar Fellows show off their discoveries to tech entrepreneurship world

Sixteen UC Berkeley faculty who are conducting commercially promising research supported by the Bakar Fellows Program made a recent trip to San Francisco to deepen their connections with prominent venture capital firms, industry partners and entrepreneurs. Introduced to their rapt audience by Vice Chancellor for Research Graham Fleming, the fellows put on a series of […]

Berkeley News | March 19, 2015

Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a big step in that direction. A new study by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco researchers finds that giving a drug that changes the neurochemical balance in […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | March 5, 2015

Corey Goodman is the latest member of the HWNI community

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) is happy to welcome back one of our premier neuroscientists: Corey Goodman. Corey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a winner of the Canada Gairdner International Award, and a former HHMI investigator. While on our faculty in MCB, with Carla Shatz, Corey co-founded the HWNI, and […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 10, 2015

2016 Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop

From March 7-9, 2016, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley is hosting the Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements (NICE) Workshop, presented by the NICE Workshop Foundation. The NICE workshop will  build upon the convergence among neuroscience, microelectronics and computational systems for the development of next generation information processing and computation architectures. Speakers and attendees will discuss one of […]

Berkeley News | March 2, 2015

Anxious people more apt to make bad decisions amid uncertainty

Highly anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life’s uncertainties. They may even catastrophize, interpreting, say, a lovers’ tiff as a doomed relationship or a workplace change as a career threat. In gauging people’s response to unpredictability, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Oxford found that people […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 26, 2015

Dan Feldman selected for Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

Dan Feldman, Associate Professor of Neurobiology in the Molecular and Cell Biology department and member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has been selected for the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award. This award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides long-term research support to exceptional investigators who are recognized as leaders in their field. >> […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 26, 2015

Your Brain on Drugs: Novel Clinical Implications

Get an introduction to the latest scientific findings on addiction’s effect on the brain in this incisive talk with UC Berkeley professor Mark D’Esposito. Understand how certain circuits in the brain that normally guide goal-directed behavior are malfunctioning in the throes of addiction through a slideshow that depicts recent brain-scanning techniques. Dr. D’Esposito also explains […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 24, 2015

Helen Bateup selected for Sloan research fellowship

Helen Bateup, of the Molecular and Cell Biology department as well as the Helen Wills Neuroscience Program, has been selected for the Alfred P. Sloan foundation research fellowship. You can learn more about Helen’s research program here. Go To The Full Article »

Berkeley News | February 16, 2015

Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists at UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland are challenging this long-held assumption with new evidence that Broca’s area actually switches off when we talk out loud. The findings, reported […]

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