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Washington Road closed Wednesday

Washington Road between Nassau St. and Prospect Ave. will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 9 am to 4 pm to accommodate construction in Green Hall. The University apologizes for the inconvenience.

The construction project involves placing a brain imaging device, called an fMRI scanner inito a newly renovated space in the psychology department. Because of its size and weight of more than four tons, the scanner must be lowered, piece by piece, into the laboratory space by crane. The crane will rest on Washington Road, making through traffic impossible.

Princeton researchers will use the fMRI scanner to study the biology behind such mental functions as logical reasoning, learning and memory and conciousness. The research could yield insights into diseases from Alzheimer's to schizophrenia. More information on the research is available from the Center for the Study of Brain, Mind, and Behavior and from www.princeton.edu/pr/pwb/00/0501/p/brain.shtml

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601

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