Topic: Institute for Neuroscience

Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014

A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

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University of Texas at Austin Professors Elected Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 28, 2011

University of Texas at Austin faculty members Richard Aldrich and William Roger Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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The making of a bat-man

July 8, 2010
Neurobiologist George Pollak said it was during his time as an undergraduate at American University when he realized studying

I recently sat down with neurobiologist George Pollak, professor in the Section of Neurobiology in the College of Natural Sciences, and asked him how he became interested in studying the brain, and why he uses bats to study it.

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Scientists Identify New Approaches to Treating PTSD

March 1, 2010

Drugs known as HDAC inhibitors may prove useful in treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted by faculty at The University of Texas at Austin's Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research.

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Office hours: George Pollak's big idea

Feb. 5, 2010
Office hours: George Pollak's big idea

For more than 35 years, neurobiologist George Pollak has been using echolocating bats to study the mammalian auditory system, trying to understand how the auditory system processes communication signals and how animals are able to associate a sound with its location in space.

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