Created and delivered by Greg Hicks, the workshop helps women who have recently completed treatment for breast cancer create a personal plan to address the psychological and emotional aspects through this significant life transition using an evidenced-based approach.
Dr. Uncapher leads the educational neuroscience efforts of UCSF's cognitive neuroscience division. She directs a multi-institutional edneuro network, sponsored by a grant from National Science Foundation (NSF), to bring together researchers at Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UCSF to investigate how executive functioning (e.g., attention, cognitive control, working memory) contributes to academic achievement in middle childhood (ages 7-12). Her co-principal investigators are Dr. Adam Gazzaley (UCSF), Dr. Silvia Bunge (UC Berkeley), Dr. Bruce McCandless (Stanford), Dr. Fumiko Hoeft (UCSF), Dr. Jyoti Mishra (UCSF), Dr. Joaquin Anguerra (UCSF), and Dr. Miriam Rosenberg-Lee (Stanford and IAN advisory board member).
The network's research program was launched today in a pilot study of 80 children (3rd, 5th, and 7th graders) at Seacrest School in Half Moon Bay. The team thanks Laurie Schoeffler for her leadership in setting up the pilot program.
To learn more about the NSF research program on executive function and academic achievement, see the UCSF edneuro website here or email Dr. Uncapher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a new publication by Dr Weiner and colleagues in Germany and at Stanford, two new brain regions are identified and described.
Full text here.
Discover Magazine highlights how Dr Weiner and colleague Dr Jason Yeatman rediscovered a part of the human brain that has a storied history.
Read article here.
Speed matters! Dr Weiner contributes to research showing that temporal frequency is an organizing principle of visual cortex
With colleagues Anthony Stigliani and Dr Kalanit Grill-Spector of Stanford University, Dr Weiner contributed to a research publication showing that the temporal frequency is an organizing principle of visual cortex.
Full research paper here.
IAN's Dr. Kevin Weiner and Stanford colleague Dr. Kalanit Grill-Spector published a paper that details how the brain's face processing network evolved across species. Full text can be found here.
IAN's Dr. Kevin Weiner recently wrote a paper about a particular part of Einstein's brain, published in the journal Brain and Cognition. Full text can be found here.
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.