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When cognitive neuroscientists were first mapping the brain two decades ago, they focused on the regions that were activated when people performed different tasks, such as tapping fingers or watching a movie. They filtered out what was considered “background noise,” the low-frequency fluctuations originating from biological operations like heart beat and respiration. >>
Inside New Jersey recently named NJIT's Biomedical Engineering Department one of the 12 brainy places in New Jersey.  >>
Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, was recently invited to participate in a press conference to present the results of his team's research to the media at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience. >>
Corina Bot, a PhD student in the department of physics, received first prize for the most outstanding graduate student talk at the Rutgers-UMDNJ-NJIT Integrative Neuroscience Minisymposium on Oct. 12. The minisymposium offers a formal setting for graduate students and post-doctorate fellows to present their research prior to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. >>
NJIT will host on June 1-2, 2009 Frontiers in Applied and Computational Mathematics (FACM '09), the sixth in a series of annual conferences organized by the NJIT's Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This year's conference will focus on mathematical biology with sessions in neuroscience, ecology, biophysics, and biostatistics. For a list of plenary and invited speakers, click here>>
Ralph Mitchell Siegel, PhD, an assistant professor in the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, will discuss “There is No Spoon: The Misrepresentations of Association Cortex in Monkeys” on April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Cullimore Lecture Hall 3. >>
"Neuroscience and the Humanities: Exploring the Connections Among Mind, Body and Society" is the topic of a Neuroscience Community Development Workshop on Feb. 2, 3-5 p.m., 105 Lock St., 4th Fl. Conference Rm. >>
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