Three Princeton University researchers have received 2014 Director's New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health: Tim Buschman, an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI); Michael McAlpine, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Mala Murthy, an assistant professor of molecular biology and PNI. The awards support innovative work by early-career scientists, and were among 85 grants given to "highly innov
No matter how different they seem — the learned and contemplative neuroscientist versus the toy orangutan with a penchant for off-color jokes — almost any adult who experiences them knows that Princeton University professor Michael Graziano is the voice behind his simian puppet Kevin.
Princeton University faculty members Carlos Brody, professor of molecular biology, and Sebastian Seung, a professor of computer science, are among the first group of researchers worldwide selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive an overall $46 million in funds related to the federal BRAIN Initiative. Brody and Seung are both affiliated with the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI).
A brain region largely known for coordinating motor control has a largely overlooked role in childhood development that could reveal information crucial to understanding the onset of autism, according to Princeton University researchers.
Princeton faculty members William Bialek and Mala Murthy have been awarded Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enable new technologies to better understand how complex behaviors emerge from the activity of brain circuits.
People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.
On June 2nd the Neuroscience Institute celebrated the accomplishments of the graduating seniors in the Neuroscience Certificate Program. This year we had 43 students from various majors receive the certificate.
The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.
Cristina Domnisoru, a neuroscience graduate student in David Tank's laboratory and recipient of Princeton's prestigious Jacobus Fellowship, will be honored at an Awards Ceremony during Princeton University's Alumni Day 2014.