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- 04/18/17--11:30: _Chase receives Earl...
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- 08/30/17--20:30: _Alumnus Takes His P...
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- 09/15/17--09:29: _CNBC Student Videos
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- 10/19/17--08:28: _Movement planning c...
- 10/30/17--07:01: _“Mindscapes” Art Event
- 10/30/17--09:52: _CMU, Pitt Brain Ima...
- 11/06/17--06:08: _Rethinking the func...
- 11/13/17--05:26: _NIH Renews CMU, Pit...
- 09/26/16--08:40: Steven Chase wins NSF CAREER Award
- 12/07/16--07:34: Matt Smith in PBS documentary
- 04/18/17--11:30: Chase receives Early Career Fellowship from Dean
- 08/30/17--20:30: Alumnus Takes His Ph.D. Training in Neural Computation to the NIH
- 09/15/17--09:29: CNBC Student Videos
- 09/26/17--11:13: Ph.D. in Neural Computation Alumnus Discusses Program Strengths
- 10/19/17--08:28: Movement planning contains latent movement commands
- 10/30/17--07:01: “Mindscapes” Art Event
- 11/06/17--06:08: Rethinking the function of the cortical visual pathways
David Danks has been named the Louis Leon (L.L.) Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology. Danks, head of the Department of Philosophy, uses computational cognitive science to develop computational models to describe, predict and, most importantly, explain human behavior. Danks, who has been on the CMU faculty since 2003, is the first to hold the […]
In a recent study, CNBC researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated substantial anatomical connections between the adrenal medulla, which regulates responses in conditions of physical and emotional stress, and a variety of cortical areas including areas of prefrontal cortex and motor control areas. One large network includes portions of somatosensory cortex and all […]
Steven Chase, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition was recently awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to discover the link between the neural reorganization and skill learning. With the award, one of the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty, […]
Matt Smith, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and member of the CNBC, recently appeared on “Sight: The Story of Vision”, an hour-long documentary broadcast on PBS. The film, narrated by Sir Elton John, begins with an overview of the basic science of sight from the eye to the brain. From there it introduces a number of […]
Marlene Behrmann, George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at CMU, and Wayne Wu, Associate Director and Associate Professor, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, will discuss the topics of vision, visual agnosia and visual awareness in a panel after the performance of “The man who mistook his wife for […]
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are closer than ever before to understanding the neural basis of facial identification. CMU’s Mark D. Vida, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Department of Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), David C. Plaut, Marlene Behrmann and University of […]
Neuroscientists in Alison Barth’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University have identified principles for information processing in the neocortex, an evolutionarily expanded area of the brain critical for cognition. The study is one of most elaborate of its type, and lays the groundwork for understanding the algorithm neurons use to transform information during learning. The research […]
Carnegie Mellon University’s Roberta Klatzky has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists and civic leaders. Dr. Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Professor of Psychology, holds appointments in the Department of Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of […]
Steven Chase (BME), received the 2017 Dean’s Early Career Fellowships for groundbreaking work in his field. Dr Chase is one of 4 young CMU faculty members who have been granted fellowships to provide funding to further their outstanding research. The Dean’s Early Career Fellowships are awarded to untenured faculty members who have been nominated by […]
Researchers working in the lab of Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Aryn Gittis have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The activation of these cells in the basal ganglia relieves symptoms much longer than current therapies, like deep brain stimulation and pharmaceuticals. […]
Gustavo Sudre, a 2012 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition’s (CNBC) neural computation doctoral program, now spends his days in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With an overall goal to work at the intersection of genomic, neuroimaging and behavioral data […]
Recent work by CNBC researchers published in Cerebral Cortex provide evidence that age-related reductions of sensitivity to reward are tied to neurodevelopment processes, specifically, changes in the influence of affective systems on the control of behavior. As many parents know (and might remember in their own case!), adolescence is a period of heightened reward-seeking. This […]
Current CNBC graduate students from Pitt and CMU talk about their work, their experiences at the CNBC, and life in Pittsburgh. What is it like to be a graduate student in the CNBC? We asked our graduate students to answer questions about their research, the student experience in the CNBC, and living in Pittsburgh. Their […]
Nora Volkow Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug […]
Four years ago, Shreejoy Tripathy was graduating with a Ph.D. in neural computation from Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition’s (CNBC). Now, Tripathy is a postdoc in the Pavlidis Lab at the University of British Columbia, studying neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism. The CNBC is a joint center between […]
Movement planning is widespread across the animal kingdom, and is typically reflected in brain activity that gradually increases before the impending movement. A fundamental question in sensorimotor control is how planning activity is appropriately parsed into preparatory signals and movement commands. Popular theories suggest that movement planning and execution occur in serial stages, separated by […]
On October 6th 2017, during national mental illness awareness week, the art event ‘Mindscapes’ was held as part of the Penn Ave first fridays/unblurred monthly art crawl. Organized by Lizzie Manning (Ahmari Lab, Pitt) and Micah Shelton (Logan Lab, Pitt), Mindscapes sought to reduce misconceptions and stigma surrounding mental health by displaying artwork created by […]
Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Marcel Just and the University of Pittsburgh’s David Brent have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations in how their brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble. Full CMU Press release here…
We use vision both to perceive and to interact with the objects around us. One of the most influential theories in cognitive neuroscience is the idea that separate pathways within the brain support these two processes. The ventral pathway is in charge of vision-for-perception. It analyses the features that help us recognize objects, such as […]
Increased Funding Will Support Eight Students Each Year Until 2022 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed B-squared, a predoctoral training program in behavioral and brain research. Offered through the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)—joint through Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, B-squared trains students to incorporate neuroscience and behavioral […]