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The building blocks of the brain

Lexie Andrew March 13, 2022

As part of Brain Awareness Week, Weber State University's neuroscience program hosted the Build Your Brain event at the Treehouse Museum on March 10 and 12. During this event, children were taught all...

Dr. James Mahoney III, associate professor and clinical neuropsychologist, spoke about neuromodulation as an adjunction treatment for substance use disorder during the Oct. 26 lecture series. (Weber State University) Photo credit: Weber State University

More than a character flaw: The science behind addiction

Rebecca Baggett November 1, 2021

In observing Opioid Awareness Week, Weber State University's Neuroscience department hosted a presentation titled "Neuromodulation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Disorder" on Oct. 26. The lecture...

Dr. Steven Barger addresses how over time, different parts of the brain are affected, which causes Alzheimers disease. (Israel Campa // The Signpost)

Wildcats Brainstorming about Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Dr. Steven Barger

Adam Rubin March 22, 2021

Dr. Steven Barger is a national leader on the neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease and hosted a Neuroscience Lecture Series Event on March 17 alongside Dr. Aminda O'Hare, director of the Neuroscience Program...

Dr. Jason Cowell of University of Wisconsin, Greenbay, explains his studies of the neural development of moral judgment and moral action of children.  (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Exploring morality and fairness through the minds of children

Lissete Landaverde November 23, 2020

The WSU Neuroscience Program and Club wrapped up their Neuroscience Lecture series on Nov. 19 by hosting a lecture presented by Jason Cowell, "Empathy, Morality, & Fairness in the Brain," via Zoom. Cowell,...

Dr. Scott Li keeps watch of the monitor as Jimmy Russell gets scanned by the MRI Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Toshiba America Medical Systems MR Research Center in Irvine, Calif. (Ed Crisostomo/Orange County Register/TNS)

Let’s play brain games

Hannah Olsen March 13, 2019

Four neuroscience and psychology students from the graduate program at the University at Utah came for the Neuroscience Lecture Series to talk to prospective graduate program students in those fields. Sometimes,...

Mental illness isn’t invisible, it just takes a harder look

Miranda Spaulding December 6, 2018

Mental illness is often referred to as an invisible illness. Many of the people who call mental illness invisible do so from a place of caring and an aim to spread awareness. Emily Torchiana, founder of...

Graphic by Madison Osborn

Storytelling: Changing the world one brain at a time

Zac Watts November 9, 2017

Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is perhaps one of the most important books in American history. Enraged by the injustices perpetrated against African American slaves and laws that would...

Pāhoehoe and Aa flows at Hawaii provide a small-scale model of the kind of massive floods associated with exponentially larger, more violent eruptions that would have led to cataclysmic changes in the environment that wiped out the majority of life on Earth. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

I think I remember the end of the world

Cole Eckhardt March 2, 2017

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the apocalypse, and I'm starting to think it's genetic. Humans have been imagining creative renditions of the end of the world for thousands of years. Christianity,...

Researchers have found an emotional response in the brain that is triggered when peoples political beliefs are challenged. (Graphic by Maddy Van Orman / The Signpost)

Science Weekly: Political beliefs bound in brain physiology

Kellie Plumhof January 24, 2017

After a polarizing election year, and a less-than-peaceful transition of power, it is becoming increasingly apparent that political beliefs are tied to emotions.Neuroscientists from the Brain and Creativity...

New research from Texas A&M is setting the foundation for helping those who struggle with alcohol addiction. (Source: Tribune News Service) Photo credit: MCT & Tribune News Service

This is your brain on bingeing

Kellie Plumhof July 11, 2016

At some point during a night of drinking you know, well most people know, when they have had enough. That time may come when you are up on a table, half-dressed with a lampshade on your head singing along...

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