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Tag: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

Students thrive at the intersections of engineering, computer science, and humanities

October 9, 2019

Seniors Melissa Wen, Nathan Nickerson, and Jarrod Young are this year’s winners of the Wells Award, given each year to high-achieving students in the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences who also excel in the humanities.

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Making a study of adapting to change

Making a study of adapting to change

October 2, 2019

Karl Rosengren joined the University faculty this summer, with a research focus on how children think and reason about changes in the world around them. In the process, he’s adapting to change himself, as the spouse of the University’s new president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 2, 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.

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Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

May 28, 2019

One particular type of brain stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to process visual information, and may aid in faster vision recovery after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Two degrees for a student with music on her mind

Two degrees for a student with music on her mind

May 10, 2019

Hannah Dick ’19, ’19E knew she wanted to pursue a college degree in music. But that wasn’t all. Graduating with dual degrees in percussion and brain and cognitive science, she plans to use music to help people.

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Two honored as Student Employees of the Year

Two honored as Student Employees of the Year

April 24, 2019

Doctoral student Clara Auclair, who works as a digitization specialist in River Campus Libraries, and Cameron Morgan ’19 (T5), a public speaking fellow in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program were honored during National Student Employment Week.

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Playing Ben Affleck’s daughter

Playing Ben Affleck’s daughter

March 11, 2019

Maddy Wary is a mathematics and brain and cognitive sciences dual major from Hawaii. But during Spring Break this week, she makes her onscreen debut in Triple Frontier, a Netflix action thriller.

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Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

Microscopic eye movements affect how we see contrast

January 22, 2019

While the world may appear stable, our eyes are always jittering. Rochester research is showing how these eye movements, once thought to be inconsequential, are critical to our visual system.

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The science of seeing art and color

The science of seeing art and color

December 13, 2018

In each of more than 40 paintings of the same scene—London’s Waterloo Bridge—Impressionist artist Claude Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand.

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