December 10, 2014
An interdisciplinary team of University neuroscientists and neurosurgeons has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor. In a study featured on the cover of the current issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, the team found that recovery of vision in patients with pituitary tumors is predicted by the integrity of myelinthe insulation that wraps around connections between neuronsin the optic nerves.
November 10, 2014
A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.
October 17, 2014
Recent studies showed that the color red tends increase our attraction toward others, feelings of jealousy, and even reaction times. Now, new research shows that female monkeys also respond to the color red, suggesting that biology, rather than our culture, may play the fundamental role in our “red” reactions.
October 8, 2014
David C. Knill, professor of brain and cognitive sciences, and associate director of the Center for Visual Science, passed away suddenly on October 6th at the age of 53.
October 7, 2014
Elika Bergelsons pathbreaking research on how babies acquire language will advance more quickly, thanks to a $1.25 M award from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH has recognized Bergelson as one of the nations exceptional early career scientist by naming her as one of this years 17 Early Independence Award recipients.
June 27, 2014
Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. But scientists disagree about whether the hot-hand bias is a cultural artifact picked up in childhood or a predisposition deeply ingrained in the structure of our cognitive architecture.
June 20, 2014
American children learn the meanings of number words gradually: First they understand one, then they add two, three, and four, in sequence. At that point, however, a dramatic shift in understanding takes place, and children grasp the meanings of not only five and six, but all of the number words they know.
May 21, 2014
Richard Aslin, the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging at the University of Rochester, was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences at its 151st annual meeting in Washington, D.C.