REVOLUTIONIZING BRAIN PLASTICITY THROUGH ADVANCED SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE

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Darpa Awards $10M to Barbey and Colleagues for Projects on Human Performance Optimization


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will fund two projects for research on human performance optimization within United States war fighters at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

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A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate


Psychedelic drugs can trigger characteristic hallucinations, which have long been thought to hold clues about the brain’s circuitry. After nearly a century of study, a possible explanation is crystallizing. 

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Feeling Groovy: Neurons Integrate Better with Muscle Grown on Grooved Platforms


As shown in this artist’s rendering, grooved surfaces help muscle grow into aligned fibers, which provides a track for neurons to follow.

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IHSI, Beckman Institute Launch New Center for Brain Plasticity


“The study of brain plasticity has a long historical connection to the Beckman Institute, and we are pleased to partner with IHSI to establish this center of excellence,” said Jeff Moore, director of the Beckman Institute.

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