Focused delivery for brain cancers

Interdisciplinary research brings together imaging, aerosols and pediatric neuro oncology to fight tumors From the WashU Newsroom… A person’s brainstem controls some of the body’s most important functions, including heart beat, respiration, blood pressure and swallowing. Tumor growth in this part of the brain is therefore twice as devastating. Not only can such a growth […]

Brain Initiative grants Chen $2.7 million for neuroscience study

An interdisciplinary team of WashU researchers will be developing a non-invasive neuromodulation tool From the WashU School of Engineering & Applied Science News… Hong Chen, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and radiation oncology in the School of Medicine, has received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institutes of […]

Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell

Computational logic can describe how locusts recognize smells in a dynamic environment From the WashU Newsroom… Understanding how a sensory input becomes an experience — how molecules released by a blooming flower, for instance, become the internal experience of smelling a rose — has for millennia been a central question of philosophy. In more recent […]

Act fast to pay attention

Arts & Sciences research sheds new light on attention From the WashU Newsroom… Do you waste time in the morning looking for your keys? Try writing the word “KEYS” on a light switch you use every morning, and you might find them a little quicker. That’s a suggestion based on brain-sciences memory research at Washington University […]

Splitting the difference: One person, two minds

Schecter’s book on ‘split’ consciousness out June 1 From the WashU Newsroom… Each of them, despite being two thinking things, is one of us — one person. It is an odd sentence to most, but not to Lizzie Schechter, assistant professor of philosophy and philosophy-neuroscience-psychology, both in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis. Schechter […]