Ireland Undergraduate Research Award Winners AnnouncedThe Department of Psychology has selected Anna Vande Velde (DC'15) and Adam Dickter (DC'17) as the recipients of the inaugural Ireland Undergraduate Research Awards.The awards, funded by an endowment from the George and Elizabeth Ireland family, were established to support high-quality undergraduate research projects.
Researchers study the brain and technical materialSunday, March 29, 2015
Researchers study the brain and technical materialAs part of the global effort to explore and understand complex behaviors of the brain, Robert Mason, senior research associate and Marcel Just, director of the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI) at Carnegie Mellon, have been studying how the brain learns and processes successive information.
Teaching Science to the BrainWhen you learn a new technical concept, something happens in your brain, but exactly what has been a mystery until now.For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have traced the brain processes that occur during the learning of technical concepts. Published in NeuroImage, the findings reveal how new technical knowledge is built up in the brain during the course of different learning stages. The findings foreshadow the capability to assess the effectiveness of instruction and efficiency of learning by monitoring changes in the brain.
Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas CommunicateWednesday, March 04, 2015
Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas CommunicateUsing diffusion spectrum imaging and fiber technology, CMU neuroscientists have identified a new way that several brain areas communicate in the striatum. The findings illustrate structural and functional connections that allow the brain to use reinforcement learning to make spatial decisions. This discovery will impact learning and could lead to improved treatments for Parkinson's disease.
BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED FundingMonday, March 02, 2015
BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED FundingEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university's strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. The projects out of the Dietrich College are Measuring Brain Changes During Stress Management Training, Statistical Methods To Identify Early Biomarkers of Brain Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease and ConnPort: Creating a Standardized Interface To Access Human Connectome Data.
Mind over mucus? CMU researcher gives subjects common colds to test psychological factors in immune systemsSunday, March 01, 2015