Berkeley News | March 17th, 2015

‘Smart bandage’ detects bedsores before they are visible to doctors

Engineers at UC Berkeley are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new “smart bandage” that uses electrical currents to detect early […]

Berkeley News | March 16th, 2015

Cyborg beetle research allows free-flight study of insects

Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is enabling new revelations about a muscle used by beetles for finely graded turns. By strapping tiny computers and wireless radios onto the backs […]

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

The 2016 Neuro-Inspired Computational Elements Workshop has passed. View the workshop web page to learn more about the event and access video and presentation slides of all talks. 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 […]

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 […]