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Untangling the brain: UCSB Postdoc wins fellowship for dementia research

Date Posted: September 18th, 2016

Dr. Yann Fichou, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Songi Han's lab at UCSB, has been awarded the Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award for work on protein misfolding in dementia. Learn more about our award-winning postdocs here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017126/and-winner

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Stop or go?: Michael Goard determines how the brain decides

Date Posted: September 6th, 2016

How does the brain make sense of the world? How do we turn sights and sounds into action? Dr. Michael Goard, part of UCSB's next generation of neuroscience professors, is cracking the brain code. Full story here: http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017109/linking-perception-action

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Never Lose Your Nerve: Nobel laureate Alan Heeger on successful science

Date Posted: August 23rd, 2016

UCSB's Alan Heeger, Nobel prize winner in Chemistry, shares his insights after a lifetime of science here.

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This is your brain on music: Sting in the scanner

Date Posted: August 21st, 2016

UCSB's Scott Grafton puts Sting in the scanner to see how the brain organizes music. Read more here.

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The Master of Math: Linda Petzold wins the SIAM Prize

Date Posted: August 20th, 2016

UCSB's Linda Petzold is honored for a lifetime of work in computational science and applied mathematics. Read more here.

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The Brain Lady: Karen Szumlinski shows kids the secrets of the brain

Date Posted: July 28th, 2016

UCSB's Karen Szumlinksi, professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, has launched an outreach program to create the next generation of neuroscientists. Watch her in action here.

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Tasting Texture: Craig Montell solves the riddle of how the brain feels food

Date Posted: July 27th, 2016

UCSB's Craig Montell has determined how flies, and possibly humans, feel food. The texture of food is a critical component to our enjoyment of it: just ask anyone who thinks that oysters are too slimy. Watch him explain his discoveries here.

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Suicide & Science (Fiction): Carl Gutierrez-Jones discusses the genre's obsession with self-inflicted death

Date Posted: July 14th, 2016

The UCSB professor of English discusses his research and new book here.

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Master of Improv, Master of Science?: Alan Alda teaches UCSB scientists to share their thoughts

Date Posted: June 29th, 2016

Alan Alda uses improv to teach UCSB scientists how to be more effective and engaging communitors. Watch him work his magic here.

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Kavli Futures Symposium 2016: The Synapse Hypothesis

June 24th, 2016

SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind

Where is memory? The dominant theory of how the brain stores memory holds that information is stored in synapses. This is written in textbooks, presented at scientific meetings, and communicated to the public, but is it correct? At this year's Kavli Futures Symposium (June 25-26), a group of scientists from UCSB, MIT, Princeton, UCLA, UChicago, and Lund University we will discuss theories of memory storage and develop testable hypotheses that would produce definitive evident for or against these revolutionary alternatives. 

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