Dr Weiner advised Mic.com on the creation of a new interactive brain quiz that shows which areas of the brain are associated with particular attributes and behaviors. Try it for yourself! Map your mind here.
Dr Melina Uncapher and Dr Kevin Weiner each author a chapter in the latest edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences textbook. Dr Uncapher's chapter discusses memory, and Dr Weiner's chapter discusses visual perception. The textbook is a benchmark in the field of cognitive neuroscience, and has been described as continuing a 'remarkable tradition of chronicling the advances in cognitive neuroscience and presciently anticipating the future' (Dr. Marcus Raichle, professor of radiology and neurology, Wash U). It is widely used as the textbook for graduate level courses. More details found on the MIT Press website. Dr. Uncapher collaborated with Stanford colleagues Dr. Alan Gordon and Dr. Anthony Wagner; Dr. Weiner collaborated with Stanford colleague Dr. Kalanit Grill-Spector.
IAN's Dr. Kevin Weiner published a paper this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), helping to resolve a century-old controversy about a white matter bundle in the brain called the vertical occipital fasciculus (VOF). Dr. Weiner collaborated with Stanford colleagues Drs Brian Wandell, Jason Yeatman, Franco Pestilli, Ariel Rokem, and Aviv Mezer.
The Guardian wrote a great piece covering the paper. Read about it here
Neurolaw: MacArthur Scholar Dr Uncapher presented findings to foundation's network on Law and Neuroscience
Dr. Melina Uncapher presented her research from Stanford's Memory Lab to members and scholars of the MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Findings included demonstrating that people can use simple strategies to 'beat' a brain-based (fMRI) memory detector. Collaborators Dr. Anthony Wagner and Dr. Jesse Rissman presented related work. Dr. Uncapher has been recognized as a MacArthur Scholar for her work in the field.