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International team compares English, French in the brain

By Susan Kelley Reprinted from Cornell Chronicle, November 15, 2016 Researchers at Cornell and the University of Michigan, along with two teams in France, have joined together to find out if native speakers of American English and French use the same brain structures to understand a story when it is read to them in their [ Read More ]

Study cracks brain's emotional code

By Karene Booker Reprinted from Cornell Chronicle, July 9, 2014 Although feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain turns them into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people, reports a new study by Cornell neuroscientist Adam Anderson. “We discovered that fine-grained patterns of neural activity within the [ Read More ]

Memory-related brain network shrinks with aging

By Karene Booker Reprinted from Cornell Chronicle, September 19, 2013 Brain regions associated with memory shrink as adults age, and this size decrease is more pronounced in those who go on to develop neurodegenerative disease, reports a new study published Sept. 18 in the Journal of Neuroscience (Vol. 33:38). The volume reduction is linked with [ Read More ]

MRI scanner to propel cutting-edge research across campus

By Karene Booker Reprinted from Cornell Chronicle, June 8, 2012 A powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner has just been delivered to the East Wing of Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. By the fall, researchers will be able to obtain detailed images with rich tissue contrasts noninvasively and without using ionizing radiation. The 3 Tesla GE750 [ Read More ]

MRI to help unlock mysteries of teen risky behavior

By Karene Booker Reprinted from Cornell Chronicle, February 13, 2013 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1.7 million to Cornell to enhance understanding of why adolescents are prone to taking risks.The study, which will compare differences in the brains of teens and adults when faced with risky decisions, will be the first to [ Read More ]