Topic: Mri

Professor Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant to Study Language Impairments in Developing Brain

Oct. 6, 2014

A professor at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the neural basis of language development in order to better identify and treat children with learning impairments.

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Weekly Readings: Quantifying Self

July 12, 2013
Russell Poldrack undergoes his weekly magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Poldrack's brain will be scanned more than

Neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is in the middle of a yearlong quest to study a single human brain — his own. Read more about how Poldrack is quantifying himself.

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Brain's Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

July 21, 2009

Ducking a punch or a thrown spear calls for the power of the human brain to process 3-D motion, and to perceive an object (whether it's offensive or not) moving in three dimensions is critical to survival. It also leads to a lot of fun at 3-D movies.

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Surprising region of brain may contribute to autism, says neuroscientist

April 13, 2009

Autism on the Mind: In March, Oxford neurologist Lady Susan Greenfield announced in the House of Lords, and in an interview with the United Kingdom's Daily Mail, that she thinks social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace can "rewire" children's brains and cause autism. This led countless panicked parents to ask at what age they should unglue their kids from computers to keep them from "catching" autism. Dr. Greg Allen, a neuroscientist in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, can't announce just yet that he has an airtight answer, but he's on a promising track.

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University of Texas at Austin Appoints New Director of Imaging Research Center

Aug. 29, 2008

Dr. Steven Kornguth, a neuroscientist and biochemist, has been appointed director of the Imaging Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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