PSU Institute of the Neurosciences

Penn State University's Institute of Neurosciences facilitates collaboration and networking between scientists and students in the areas of neuroscience at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the University Park campus.

 

The Institute also provides oversight and coordination for neuroscience-related activities in education, research, patient care and outreach, while promoting an intellectual environment that enhances the interdisciplinary neuroscience educational experience from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels.

The Institute also provides oversight and coordination for neuroscience-related activities in education, research, patient care and outreach, while promoting an intellectual environment that enhances the interdisciplinary neuroscience educational experience from the undergraduate to postdoctoral levels.

Center for Neural Engineering – PSU

The Penn State Center for Neural Engineering is a university-wide Center, bridging the campuses and Colleges of Engineering and Science at University Park, with the College of Medicine at Hershey. It is housed within facilities of the Department of Neurosurgery and theDepartment of Engineering Science and Mechanics.

The Center has resident core faculty, with a considerable number of faculty Affiliates drawn from University Park and Hershey.The Center enables the successful conduct of interdisciplinary research and acquisition of funding for projects that individual Penn State scientists could not perform on their own.

Steven Schiff

Director, Penn State Center for Neural Engineering
Brush Chair Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Professor, Neurosurgery
Professor. Physics (Courtesy appointment)

Categories: Penn State Neuroscience, NIH BRAIN Researchers, Neural Engineering, Neuroethics people, Neuromodulation researchers, Mason Neuroscience Alumni

Research interests include neural engineering, neurosurgery, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, wave mechanics, brain machine interfaces, EEG, electrical fields, and control theory.

Implantable Brain MEMS-MAGSS

Principal Investigator(s): Steven J. Schiff and Srinivas Tadigadapa
Title: Implantable brain microelectromechanical magnetic sensing and stimulation (MEMS-MAGSS)
Category: 2016 NIH Grant Large-Scale Recording and Modulation
Project Number: 1R21EY026438-01
Lab: Center for Neural Engineering
University: Penn State Medical Center

We seek to offer proof-of-concept testing and development of a novel class of MEMS-MAGSS technology.

Understanding Science Text

Principal Investigator: Ping Li
Title: Integrative Neural Approaches to Understanding Science Text Comprehension
BRAIN Category: Individuality and Variation

The overall goal of this project is to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying reading comprehension of expository scientific texts by school-aged children, adult first language readers, and adult second language readers. It combines methods from functional magnetic resonance imaging and advanced data-analytic techniques in cognitive modeling and brain networks.

Ping Li, PhD – Penn State

Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, & Information Sciences & Technology
Co-Director, Center for Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
Facult, Center for Language Science (CLS)

Dr. Li's research aims at understanding the relationships among language, brain, and culture. He investigates the computational and neural mechanisms underlying language acquisition and representation in both native and non-native speakers of Western languages.

Lisa Genova – Conversations from Penn State

Dr. Lisa Genova is the best-selling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected. She discusses how her background in neuroscience helps shape her narratives, her personal experiences with Alzheimer's, and her upcoming novel, Love Anthony.

Video published Dec. 7, 2011 by wpsu

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