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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 surrounding...

Breaking Out of Our Comfort Zone

Welcome to 2016!! As we embark on a monumental year of thinking big, I resolve that the best laid plans have missions or themes… even if they eventually go awry! (That’s where the real fun and innovation lies.) But our blog theme for this year will be breaking out of...

How to Learn Science

San Antonio was fortunate to have an excellent speaker last week as part of Trinity University's Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series! Robert Bjork, PhD came to present on "How we learn vs How we think we learn." His background in studying learning behaviors spans 3...

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

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

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...

Is All Anger Bad? Debunking the Myths Surrounding the Emotion

By Deepan Guharajan, B.S. In the popular Pixar Movie “Inside Out”, the emotion, Joy, says “[Anger] cares very deeply about things being fair.” This becomes apparent when Riley—the protagonist in the film and whose emotions are heavily involved in her decisions—has a...

Sunday Funday with MSF

Sunday, Sept 18, 2016 at Laurie Auditorium (Trinity University) will be a momentous day for the Mind Science Foundation. Please join us as we have a number of events that you will fire up your neurons and build the brain loving community of San Antonio. At 5:30pm, we...

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