REVOLUTIONIZING BRAIN PLASTICITY THROUGH ADVANCED SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE

Groovy

Feeling Groovy: Neurons Integrate Better with Muscle Grown on Grooved Platforms


As shown in this artist’s rendering, grooved surfaces help muscle grow into aligned fibers, which provides a track for neurons to follow.

A.K Barbey and Neal Cohen

IHSI, Beckman Institute Launch New Center for Brain Plasticity


“The study of brain plasticity has a long historical connection to the Beckman Institute, and we are pleased to partner with IHSI to establish this center of excellence,” said Jeff Moore, director of the Beckman Institute.

Rhanor

Virtual Predator is Self-Aware, Behaves Like Living Counterpart


U. of I. molecular and integrative physiology professor Rhanor Gillette and his colleagues built a virtual ocean predator that has simple self-awareness.

Dolcos

Emotional Suppression Reduces Memory of Negative Events


Psychology professor Sanda Dolcos and graduate student Yuta Katsumi explore how suppressing negative emotions affects brain function and memory.

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