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Robert Reinhart’s Research Featured in the New York Times

In a new article describing advancements in brain stimulation and its applications, the New York Times showcases recent work from Robert Reinhart’s Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. From the article: The findings reinforced the idea that personalized brain stimulation requires determining not just the right area to target but also the right rhythm at which to do […]

In Memoriam: Emeritus Professor David Mostofsky

David I. Mostofsky (1931-2020) ‘A good man,’ said a former student; ‘he was mensch,’ said his collaborator of 48 years. David Mostofsky was born in Boston on September 19th, 1931. He graduated from Yeshiva-University in 1953 and was ordained as a Rabbi in 1955 before heading to Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in experimental […]

Steve Ramirez and Amy Janes Win Presidential Award

Congratulations to PBS Professor Steve Ramirez and to Brain, Behavior & Cognition Psychology PhD Alumna Amy Janes for being named Presidential Early Career Award Scientists & Engineers. The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional […]

Robert Reinhart’s Research Featured in The Scientist

Recent research led by Robert Reinhart and and John Nguyen has been featured in The Scientist. From the article: Noninvasive stimulation of key brain regions could help people reverse the common age-related decline in working memory—our ability to remember names, numbers, and other tidbits of information—according to a study published in Nature Neuroscience today (April 8). The […]

Neuroscience Student Michael Melhem Awarded the Prestigious Buck Scholarship

We would like to congratulate Michael Melhem, an outstanding junior majoring in Neuroscience, for being awarded the prestigious Augustus Howe Buck Scholarship. The Buck Scholarship fund has been in existence since 1917 and the scholarship is one of the highest honors bestowed on undergraduates at BU. Michael has been an enthusiastic and valued contributor in […]

Joseph McGuire Featured in BU Today

Faculty member Joseph McGuire and his Cognition & Decision Lab have been featured in a profile in BU Today. From the article: McGuire uses fMRI and other techniques to test theories about cognitive processes. A 2015 paper he published in Nature Neuroscience with coauthor Joseph Kable of the University of Pennsylvania, used fMRI to examine how people […]

BU Research Feature Story on Robert Reinhart

BU Research has written “A ‘Turbo Charge’ for Your Brain?”, a profile on the work of PBS faculty member Robert Reinhart. From the article: Robert Reinhart calls the medial frontal cortex the “alarm bell of the brain.” “If you make an error, this brain area fires,” says Reinhart, an assistant professor of psychological and brain […]