Alok Jha of the Observer recently spoke with Martinos Center researcher Van Wedeen about his work with the connectome. Read what he had to say in "My life as a guinea pig for science."
Martinos Center News
The Martinos Center's Linda Douw has received a prestigious Branco Weiss Fellowship from the Society in Science. As a Branco Weiss fellow, Douw will explore the ways in which molecular processes give rise to behavior via the hypothesized intermediate level of brain networks in order to define new targets in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors.
Martinos Center faculty member Douglas Greve was recently elected to the post of Secretary of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping. He will serve on the OHBM executive council for the next three years but will not assume his role as Secretary until the 2014 OHBM meeting in Hamburg.
In the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, Jerome Groopman looks at efforts to treat Alzheimer's Disease preemptively, before any symptoms appear. This year, the NIH committed $36 million to a trial overseen by the Martinos Center's Reisa Sperling and Paul Aisen of the University of California, San Diego, to explore the possibility of preventing the disease.
Lisa Barrett is profiled in the July issue of Boston Magazine. In "New Theory: Emotions and Facial Expressions Are Not Directly Related," Shannon Fischer looks at Lisa Barrett's new research on emotion and how it debunks a long-accepted theory about how we experience and express emotion.
PNAS has published an excellent commentary about research conducted by Martinos researcher Christin Yen-Ming Sander and colleagues. Read an excerpt of the commentary, "Brain activation and neurochemistry," here.
PsychCentral.com recently checked in with Gaelle Desbordes and Catherine Kerr about their work with meditation and emotion.
Newsweek spotlights the Martinos Center's Suzanne Corkin and her work with 'the world's most famous brain' over a span of four decades. The profile follows the recent publication of Corkin's book Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.
A Human Connectome Project image introduces a Smithsonian Magazine article about beauty and the brain. (You can see and read the article here.) This is not the first time a Connectome Project rendering has crossed over into the art world.