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FIU physicist Angie Laird is leading a team of researchers embarking on a new phase of the National Science Foundation’s BRAIN Initiative.

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FIU faculty are collaborating across the disciplines on projects related to neuroscience and, specifically, the brain. In addition to the projects featured here, the following hold great promise, and most have attracted funding from national science foundations and public agencies.

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FIU scientists from across the disciplines have dedicated their careers to studying mental processes in the healthy and the diseased human brain. They study brain activity, including language, cognition, emotion, action, sensory perception and mental health, while working to develop new technologies in cognitive neuroimaging.

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People are capable of learning so much, yet how we learn is a mystery.

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Dr. Allen's paper, “Nonspatial sequence coding in CA1 neurons” was featured in the The Journal of Neuroscience. The feature is titled, “Hippocampal neurons encode temporal sequences.”

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Dr. Soto received the 2016 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology. He was also selected as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.

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Angela Laird of Florida International University is the featured physicist for this month by APS Physics.

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Jessica Bartley, a graduate researcher in the Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity lab, has been awarded top prize for her data blitz presentation at this year’s regional BrainHack Americas Conference.

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The National Institute of Health has awarded FIU $12.7 million as part of a multi-year national landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development.

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According to Angela Laird, in 50 years, with a prick of your finger and a hand-held imaging device, clinicians may be able to immediately assess your health status in terms of physical, emotional, genetic and neurobiological profiles, and then prescribe an optimized treatment strategy based on your unique brain signatures.

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