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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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Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

September 4, 2018

The Cognitive Sciences Society has presented longtime professor of brain and cognitive sciences Michael K. Tanenhaus with the David E. Rumelhart Prize, recognizing a “significant contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.”

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Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2018

Four undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, providing support for US students pursuing graduate degrees in STEM fields.

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Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

March 12, 2018

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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