Neuroscience Faculty Anne Murphy Receives Grant to Study Pain

Neuroscience Institute’s own Dr. Anne Murphy received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to investigate pain management therapies for people aged 65 or older.

The late Congresswoman Millicent Fenwick, and actress Bette Davis agree: old age demands some toughness; it “isn’t for sissies”. Among other reasons is this: “Pain… more »


B&B Psychology Faculty Sarah Brosnan Publishes Essay on Morality & Evolution

Professor Sarah Brosnan published an essay entitled “A primatological perspective on evolution and morality” on the Center for Humans and Nature website. The essay was in response to a recent question series: “What can evolution tell us about morality?”

Morality is distinctly human, but how did it arise?  In this essay, Brosnan uses a comparative approach… more »

B&B Philosophy Faculty Andrea Scarantino Awarded Simon Award

Don Berkich, President of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy has just announced that the organization’s executive board has selected Andrea Scarantino for the prestigious 2017 Herbert A. Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy. This award specifically recognizes scholars at an early stage of their academic career whose research is likely… more »


Brains & Behavior Scholar Jenna Harris Wins First Place at ACSfN Poster Palooza

An exciting collaboration of individuals and organizations made the night possible:

Emory University Psychology Department Georgia Tech Neural Engineering Center / GT Neuro Neuroscience Institute at GSU The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience The Center for Translational Social Neuroscience

Poster Award Winners: First Place – Jenna Harris, GSU Second Place – Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, GSU Third Place… more »


Spring B&B Potential Magazine is Now Available!

We are excited to announce the Spring 2016 Potential Magazine is now out!

This issue features

Faculty & Student Spotlights An Op-Ed by Biology grad student Richard Campbell Cover Story exploring the Neuroscience Institute’s role in Community Education Upcoming Events (Including Retreat details & an upcoming professional development workshop)

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Neuroscience Faculty Marise Parent explores how consuming sweets forms memories…

Neuroscience Faculty Marise Parent explores how consuming sweets forms memories that control eating


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“Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of a meal, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Georgia Regents University… more »

GSU makes Money’s Top Ten list of commuter colleges with a world-class education

GSU makes list of 10 Commuter Colleges that give you a world-class education. As if this article could get any better, Neuroscience’s own Mary Holder (Post Doc in Geert de Vries lab) and Krishna Mehta (Undergrad in the de Vries lab) are representing GSU well in the main picture.

According… more »

Neuroscience Graduate Students Give Back

This semester the Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA) organized a city-wide science education and community outreach competition volunteering approximately 120 hours thus far. Through local and national events/organizations such as the Atlanta Science Festival and the Brain Awareness Program, our graduate students have donated their… more »