Congratulations, 2022 BrainStorm Winners!
Paolo Cardone (University of Liege), Karen Konkoly (Northwestern University), and Dr. Breeanne Soteros (UT Health San Antonio) are the 2022 BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition™ $30,000 Winners
And, CONGRATULATIONS, PAOLO CARDONE, recipient of the AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD of $10,000!
What is Brainstorm?
The BrainStorm Neuroscience Pitch Competition™ has a specific focus on funding for early-career researchers teamed with senior primary investigators, working on pilot studies to help them obtain grants for further research, with an additional strategic goal designed to incentivize the building of skills in translating complex neuroscience for a general audience through a pitch video. Finalists are guaranteed $30,000 in funding. The general public cast votes online for the best video for an additional $10,000 Audience Choice award.
$100,000 IN TOTAL RESEARCH FUNDING!
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD winner: paolo cardone!
PLEASE ENJOY OUR winners’ VIDEOS BELOW
Thank you for Voting!
PARTICIPATE ONLINE! Voting for the 2023 Competition opens HERE October 2, 2023, and closes October 9, 2023
WATCH VIDEO PITCHES
Click below to view each pitch.
EVALUATE FOR YOURSELF
Decide which proposal is the best based on the merits of the research area AND the pitch’s quality of communication.
ComplEXIT-DOC: Complexity-enhancing drugs in treating disorders of consciousness
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
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.
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