Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience News Archive

UCLA to open new Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

(9 Jun 10)

New Staglin neuroscience center to probe how human mind works

Faculty campuswide will be participating in the new Staglin IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization) Center for Cognitive Neuroscience to probe how the human mind works, using state-of-the-science imaging technology. “The Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is an exciting addition to UCLA,” said Scott Waugh, executive vice chancellor and provost. “It will advance scientific understanding, promote innovative teaching and host public programs that can inform the community about fascinating new developments in cognitive neuroscience. UCLA is on the cutting edge of the revolution in mental health, and this center will greatly enhance UCLA’s strengths in this vital area.”   (6 May 10)

First-time Internet users find boost in brain function after just one week

You can teach an old dog new tricks, say UCLA scientists who found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web.   The findings, presented Oct. (19 Oct 09)

Where religious belief and disbelief meet in the brain

When it comes to religion, believers and nonbelievers appear to think very differently. But at the level of the brain, is believing in God different from believing that the sun is a star or that 4 is an even number?   While religious faith remains one of the most significant features of human life, little is known about its relationship to ordinary belief. (30 Sep 09)

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia

White matter 'integrity' may be predictive of functional outcome Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to stand on their own two feet as fully independent adults.   Now scienti (19 Jun 09)