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UCLA receives grant to study the impact of music on children with autism In June 2009, newspapers reported that archaeologists in Germany had discovered a 35,000-year-old flute made of bird bone. It represented, one paper said, "the earliest known flowering of music-making... (20 Jul 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity 4 years 39 weeks ago
UCLA receives major federal contract to study potential new autism drugs UCLA has been awarded a $9 million contract by the National Institute of Mental Health for an ambitious effort to rapidly study promising new drugs that may help restore normal development and brain f... (23 Apr 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 1 year 1 day ago
UCLA researcher invents new tools to manage 'information overload' threatening neuroscience Elaine Schmidt, eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu310-794-2272     Before the digital age, neuroscientists got their information in the library like the rest of us. But the explosion of neur... (13 Aug 13) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 36 weeks 2 days ago
UCLA researchers develop biomarker for rapid relief of major depression It is a long, slow slog to treat major depression. Many antidepressant medications are available, but no single biomarker or diagnostic test exists to predict which one is right for an individual. As... (10 Sep 09) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Mood Disorders 4 years 32 weeks ago
UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinson's Disease and Narcolepsy Parkinson's disease is well-known for its progression of motor disorders: stiffness, slowness, tremors, difficulties walking and talking. Less well known is that Parkinson's shares other symptoms with... (3 May 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 51 weeks ago
UCLA researchers find that Medicaid-funded ADHD treatment for children is failing Whatever its final incarnation, the recently enacted landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will expand Medicaid eligibility and is expected by 2013 to provide coverage, including mental... (9 Dec 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, ADHD Program, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3 years 19 weeks ago
UCLA researchers identify brain cells responsible for keeping us awake Bright light arouses us. Bright light makes it easier to stay awake. Very bright light not only arouses us but is known to have antidepressant effects. Conversely, dark rooms can make us sleepy. It's... (3 Nov 11) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 2 years 24 weeks ago
UCLA researchers identify brain pathways linking social stress and inflammation Stress gets under our skin Everyone experiences social stress, whether it is nervousness over a job interview, difficulty meeting people at parties, or angst over giving a speech. In a new report, UCL... (6 Aug 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology 3 years 37 weeks ago
UCLA researchers make first direct recording of mirror neurons in human brain Mirror neurons, many say, are what make us human. They are the cells in the brain that fire not only when we perform a particular action but also when we watch someone else perform that same action. N... (12 Apr 10) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Ahmanson Lovelace Brain Mapping Center 4 years 1 week ago
UCLA Researchers Show That Culture Influences Brain Cells A thumbs-up signifies I'm good. The rubbing of one pointed forefinger against the other means shame on you. The infamous middle-finger salute (17 Jul 07) Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior 6 years 40 weeks ago