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2020 Archives

Merridee Lefner | BRAINSTORM 2020 Winner

Why exactly does “absence make the heart grow fonder?” The winning team of researchers Merridee Lefner and Matthew Wanat (The University of Texas at San Antonio) are analyzing the neurobiology of motivated behavior. How does dopamine work in influencing our responses...

Lorenzo Ciccione | BRAINSTORM 2020 FINALIST

Lorenzo Ciccione (Collège de France, PSL University) and Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France) are examining how our brains extract information from plots and charts. Scientists have discovered many people do not understand complex data visualizations. Uncovering how...

Amber Hopkins | BRAINSTORM 2020 FINALIST

Amber Hopkins and Aaron Schurger (Chapman University) and Tian Lan (California Institute of Technology) are researching intentional binding, or how the brain perceives action and its sensory outcome as being much closer together in time. Understanding this mechanism...

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