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Tag: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

Study: Neurons can shift how they process information about motion

June 15, 2020

New Rochester research indicates some neurons can shift to process information about movement depending on the brain’s current frame of reference.

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‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

May 27, 2020

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. A new study offers hope for stroke patients who have suffered vision loss—provided their treatment begins early.

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Rochester scientist earns national recognition for research

Rochester scientist earns national recognition for research

May 4, 2020

Adam Snyder, assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences and neuroscience, has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded to young scientists considered to be future leaders in the scientific community.

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Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

February 10, 2020

When a patient fails an eye test, it’s not just structural defects in the eye that are to blame. New Rochester research show that small eye movements humans aren’t even aware of making play a large role in humans’ ability to see letters, numbers, and objects from a distance.

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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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