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Homework Assignment #1

free viagra samples before buying uk Hello! Hope you all are off to a great start this morning. Just a reminder, here are the thought questions from last nights assigned reading: What kinds of techniques do Posner and his colleagues use to localize cognitive functions? How is PET scanning used to study cognitive processes? What kinds of assumptions does PET scanning make? What is the reason for subtracting activations recorded in a control state from those recorded during presentation of a target stimulus? What is the joint approach that Posner believes…

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Monday – BrainCamp – Session 1

Thank you to our students and parents for attending the very first day of our inaugural brain camp! As promised, here are the thought questions for tonight’s homework. Homework Thought Questions What kinds of techniques do Posner and his colleagues use to localize cognitive functions? How is PET scanning used to study cognitive processes? What kinds of assumptions does PET scanning make? What is the reason for subtracting activations recorded in a control state from those recorded during presentation of a target stimulus? What is…

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Glass Brain

Yesterday, I posted about the ‘BigBrain‘ project, which resulted in an online resource that allows anyone to scroll through a high resolution, digitized brain model.  Today, I was browsing through the wonder that is the internet, and stumbled upon ‘Glass Brain‘, which looks at brain function, rather than structure.  Glass Brain uses advanced methodology and statistical analyses to track electroencephalography (EEG) signals – this allows them to look at effective connectivity, or how information moves through the brain.  You’ll learn about EEG and effective connectivity at Brain…

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BigBrain

Some of you have probably heard of President Obama’s BRAIN initiative.  It’s basically a concerted (federally supported) effort aimed at figuring out the underpinnings of neurological and psychiatric diseases that have a strong brain basis, as well as trying to understand how a healthy brain works.  Concurrently, there is an incredibly strong push to have open source data sharing.  This combination is a geek’s perfect storm. Case in point: The BigBrain project.  An interactive atlas that allows you to scroll through the brain at ultra high…

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Fundraising

We are reaching out to the community to help us acquire 20 iPads for use during Brain Camp. We continue to seek funds, both from internal and external sources, to help us sustain the camp, and to provide the best learning experience to our students.  We intend to keep the cost of the camp free – in exchange, we kindly ask that you donate whatever you are comfortable with to our cause.  If you are interested in donating, please do so through our Fundraising site…

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Acceptance Letters Are on Their Way!

We are ecstatic to have received so many great applications for our inaugural Auburn University Brain Imaging Visiting Fellowship!  Acceptance letters are on their way, so keep your eyes peeled!  Once you receive the letter, please be sure to fill out the packet and return it to us as soon as possible, but no later than May 23rd. We look forward to seeing you in July.  In the meantime, please continue checking out this site as we’ll be posting the curriculum in the coming weeks,…

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Inaugural Camp Announced!

The inaugural Auburn University Brain Imaging Visiting Fellowship (aka “AU Brain Camp”) will be held July 21st through August 1st this summer!  The camp will be for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Topics to be covered include: An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) & Brain Scanning Studying Psychological Processes with fMRI Introduction to Neuroanatomy Meetings will be a combination of hands-on labs, and educational presentations. Although we would love to accept everyone into the program,…

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