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Focus on the Now: The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Focus on the Now: The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Thanks to Chase Fordtran and our partners at Teacher Enrichment Initiatives (TEI) at UT Health for this guest post.  By Chase Fordtran At some point, every school teacher has struggled to get a classroom full of rowdy students to settle down, calm their minds, and...
Why Study Consciousness?

Why Study Consciousness?

Why are top scientists increasingly interested in researching human consciousness? Because the quest to solve the puzzle of human consciousness – the very essence of our being – is one of the great problems of modern science. For 2000 years, the questions...
Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist to the Stars

Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist to the Stars

On March 29, Dr. Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist to the stars, joined us on stage at the Pearl Stable to discuss The Neuroscience of the Unconscious Mind. Heather received her doctorate in experimental psychology/neuropsychology from the University of Oxford,...
A Strategy for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

A Strategy for Slowing the Progression of Parkinson’s Disease

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Monday the 10th of April, The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. D. James Surmeier on a strategy for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s...
Memories in Space and Time, as Told by the Hippocampus

Memories in Space and Time, as Told by the Hippocampus

by Merridee Lefner, Graduate Student, UTSA Neuroscience Institute On Tuesday the 20th of September, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Neurosciences Institute welcomed a lecture by Dr. Howard Eichenbaum on figuring out the function of the hippocampus, a region...

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