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In a new study, Iowa Neuroscience Institute researchers studied how people stopped an action. They found that when participants heard an unexpected sound, they stopped an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. ( Read more )
INI's Shaun Vecera , professor of psychological & brain sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2018 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence .This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of outstanding teaching. It represents the highest level of...
Researchers have long believed that inhaled carbon dioxide activates neurons responsible for breathing and the physical effect of increased deep breathing then triggers waking from sleep (arousal). A new study by INI researchers challenges that idea. The UI study identifies a group of neurons...
Researchers are chasing scientific breakthroughs in neuroscience that could lead to novel treatments—even cures—for psychiatric and neurological disorders. And the University of Iowa is poised for success thanks to several new initiatives. Read More
The number of children in the United States diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder may be significantly higher than previously thought, according to a new University of Iowa analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ( Read more )
A multidisciplinary neuroscience study using rare, intraoperative brain recordings suggests that low frequency stimulation of a deep brain region may be able to improve cognitive function in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The study findings, published Nov. 28 online in the journal Brain,...
INI member Daniel Tranel has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Read the full story
In support of its goal to build high-impact neuroscience research, the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) has awarded its first Accelerator Grants. The four funded proposals represent a mix of foundational, translational, and clinical research. They focus on neuroscience topics that are new or that...
A new study by researchers from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute indicates that protecting nerve cells with a specific compound helps prevent memory and learning problems in lab animals. Read Full Article