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  • 2011 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Bruce S. McEwen

    The 2011 Scolnick Prize in Neurosciece was awarded to Dr. Bruce McEwen for his contributions to understanding how hormones affect the brain. Dr. McEwen gave his prize lecture, entitled, “Sex, Stress, and the Brain: Hormone actions…

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    Video Profile: Nancy Kanwisher

    Nancy Kanwisher, a founding member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, uses brain imaging to learn about the organization of the mind.…

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    A Light Switch for Neurons: Ed Boyden at TED2011

    In this talk presented at the 2011 TED conference, Ed Boyden describes a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light.
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    Patricia and James Poitras ’63

    The Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research was founded through a $20M commitment to the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT from Patricia and James Poitras ‘63.
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    Video Profile: Ann Graybiel

    Ann Graybiel studies the basal ganglia, forebrain structures that are profoundly important for normal brain function but are also implicated in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder,…

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    Video Profile: Tomaso Poggio

    Tomaso Poggio develops computational models of brain function in order to understand human intelligence and to build intelligent machines that can mimic human performance. Learn more about Tomaso Poggio here.…

  • 2010 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Yuh-Nung and Lily Jan

    The McGovern Institute awarded the 2010 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience to Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan of the University of California, San Francisco. In this video, Yuh-Nung Jan delivers the first part of a joint prize lecture entitled,…

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    Novel MRI sensor provides molecular view of brain

    Alan Jasanoff is developing a new generation of brain imaging technologies to study the neural mechanisms of behavior. In this video press release, Jasanoff discusses his latest findings published in Nature Biotechnology on February 28,…

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    Video Profile: Alan Jasanoff

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has revolutionized our understanding of the human brain, but the method is now approaching the limit of its capabilities. Alan Jasanoff hopes to break through this limit and to develop new technologies…

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