American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects Michael Hasselmo

CAS neuroscientist known for pioneering research—and building community Michael Hasselmo combines experiments and computational modeling to study how memory works in the brain. Photo (left) by Michael Spencer Photography. Michael Hasselmo, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of psychological and brain sciences, who is known for his pioneering research into memory as well as […]

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Kilachand Center’s New MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data

CNC team invites neuroscientists across both BU campuses to use machine Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies speech and language, is delighted with BU’s new Siemens Prisma 3 Tesla MRI scanner in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Center at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering. Photo by Mira Whiting Photography. Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies […]

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How Decisions Work

CAS professor researches the cognitive process behind choices Joe McGuire, a CAS assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, uses behavioral studies and brain imaging scans to learn how people make decisions. Photo by Cydney Scott. “Attention, Green Line passengers. There is a service disruption due to some track repairs. Shuttle buses will be available […]

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BU-Led Study: CTE May Occur without Concussions

Progressive brain disease could be caused by repetitive head injuries Sections from two brains used in the current BU-led study. The left sample comes from a 17-year-old American male high school football player who died by suicide two days after a closed-head impact injury. The brown stain indicates a widespread immune response, pointing to an […]

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Three from BU MED Attend Congressional Forum on Traumatic Brain Injuries

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) held a joint Democratic Forum to review recent studies highlighting the advances in sports research on traumatic brain injuries due to contact sports and pathways to move forward. During the forum members from […]

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A “Turbo Charge” for Your Brain?

CAS prof’s research could lead to tools to enhance brain function, treat disorders Robert Reinhart calls the medial frontal cortex the “alarm bell of the brain.” “If you make an error, this brain area fires,” says Reinhart, a College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences. “If I tell you that you […]

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CTE Found in 99 Percent of Former NFL Players Studied

Data suggest disease may be more common in football players than previously thought Ann McKee, director of BU’s CTE Center, is co-author on a new JAMA study that found CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from National Football League players. Photo by Asia Kepka. A new study suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a […]

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How the Trump Administration Could Impact Research

Federal Relations’ Jennifer Grodsky on the uncertainties ahead for BU There are a lot of unknowns about the impact the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress will have on federally funded research at BU and other universities. Photo by Kkolosov/iStock. As Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Boston University and other higher education institutions face […]

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