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Mind Matters

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 focus. Or has had to march a misbehaving student to […]


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Memory Matters: The public’s chance to explore memory and learning research

On May 12, The Center for Learning & Memory at the University of Texas at Austin held its sixth meeting of the minds “Memory Matters: Exploring memory through research… A focus on memory enhancement.” This event was free and open to the public to come and see demonstrations, do hands on activities, and hear about the latest research. We […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Tom Slick!

May 6th is a special day for MSF and all the world! It marks the 100th birthday of our founder, Tom Slick, Jr.! We will mark this momentous day with a friendly competition on our Facebook page and at midnight CST pick 3 random correct answers for a special prize. Thomas Baker Slick, Jr. was an oilman, rancher, […]

Dr. James Fallon, the neuroscientist who discovered he was a psychopath, takes to the MSF stage!

Dr. James Fallon recently took to the Pearl Stable stage to dazzle us with an out of this world story. Dr. Fallon, a neuroscientist by training, is now professor of psychiatry and human behavior and emeritus professor of anatomy and neurobiology in the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. His research interests include neuroanatomy, higher brain functions […]

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