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Brainstorm Competition

The Mind Science Foundation annually grants funding to early-career researchers to support health and well-being of humankind through their research. Check out the recent winners below.

ComplEXIT-DOC: Complexity-enhancing drugs in treating disorders of consciousness

Paolo Cardone
University of Liège

What is the link between brain complexity and consciousness? Can psychedelics be used to increase brain complexity and thus, consciousness, in patients with disorders of consciousness?

Dreams on-demand: A new method to find out why we dream at night

Karen Konkoly
Northwestern University

What would you dream if you could dream on demand? What if you could change your dreams?

Molecular mechanisms of social isolation-induced cognitive impairment

Breeanne Soteros, PhD
UT Health San Antonio

An investigation of how social connection creates a biological “force field” protecting and preserving cognition.


  In this virtual event, BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition™ 2021 finalist Zulkayda Mamat (Cambridge) shares her Mind Science-funded research conducted in the Anderson Lab at University of Cambridge, where Ms.Mamat’s graduate program is based. As described by Ms. Mamat, “Actively inhibiting imagery of recurring worries is a coping mechanism that can reduce negative emotions. Although […]


Thursday, 1 December, 2022, 12:00 am


Zulkayda Mamat



How do you define art? How does art engage my brain? How do I incorporate art into a personal wellness practice, regardless of my skill level? Among the coping mechanisms for prolonged exposure to stress (i.e. pandemic, social and political change, and income insecurity) is the restorative power of art. Research shows the process of […]


Tuesday, 2 March, 2021, 12:00 am


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