Tag Brain

UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative seeking Round 4 proposals

September 12, 2017

Early recipients of UW2020 funding, from the School of Music to the School of Medicine and Public Health and beyond, have assembled interdisciplinary teams to address their research questions and have attracted outside funding with initial support from the program.

Scientists pinpoint area of the brain that regulates emotional spillover

June 19, 2017

Researchers at UW–Madison's Center for Healthy Minds are discovering what happens in the brain when emotional spillover occurs and, for the first time, are able to pinpoint areas directly responsible.  

Machine learning can detect a genetic disorder from speech recordings

June 12, 2017

Researchers accurately identified individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, linked to neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.

Magnetic brain stimulation can bring back stowed memories

December 1, 2016

The lab of Brad Postle, a psychology professor at UW–Madison, is challenging the idea that working memory remembers things through sustained brain activity.

Some brains are blind to moving objects

September 28, 2016

As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes.

Researchers track critical development in the young brain

May 4, 2016

The study is an important first step toward understanding a vital stage of early human development.

Autism test on the horizon as firm screens for signatures of disorder

February 26, 2016

Early diagnosis for autism can allow quicker, better treatment. In the best case, it could pinpoint ways to reduce the symptoms or even prevent the disorder.

Video game research shows promise for autism

January 20, 2016

The Waisman Center is studying how helping kids with autism spectrum disorder improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.

Josh Medow: Critical care for the brain

September 3, 2015

At Joshua Medow's first job, in the Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit at UW Hospital and Clinics, he saves lives. His patients have endured strokes, car accidents and shootings.