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Neuroscience Faculty Benoit Chassaing Wins Innovator Award

Congratulations to Benoit Chassaing, Ph.D., a new Assistant Professor in the Neuroscience Institute, who has been named a 2017 recipient of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award. Chassaing will receive a $100,000 grant to support his 1-year project. The Innovator Awards are designed to “challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance (the) goal of… more »

Fall Neurophilosophy Forum Schedule is Set

The Fall at Georgia State University brings so many awesome opportunities to get involved in everything BRAIN, including the upcoming Neurophilosophy Forum here at GSU.

This forum is a perfect example of a successful transdisciplinary effort of faculty and students who meet for discussion and debate on issues at the intersection of philosophy, neuroscience, and… more »

B&B Says ‘Farewell but Not Goodbye’ to IDC Chair Andrea Scarantino

Posted On June 20, 2017

As we wrap up the 2017 Fiscal Year, we say goodbye to Andrea Scarantino, Ph.D. as long-standing Brains & Behavior’s Interdisciplinary Committee Chair (pictured left at the 2017 Retreat). Andrea stepped off the IDC early this summer after 9 years of faithful and productive service to the B&B community. Andrea’s hard work, enthusiasm, and leadership… more »

Sakurai and Katz Rewire Slug Brains

Posted On June 6, 2017
Categories Research

Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Neuroscience Institute faculty Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz study the… more »