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Sendhil Mullainathan elected into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 21, 2016

Sendhil Mullainathan, Robert C. Waggoner Professor Economics, has been elected into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, convening leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world. Congratulations Sendhil!

MBB 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

MBB 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

April 5, 2016

HELEN MAYBERG, M.D.

5:00 PM Tuesday, 5 April
WHAT HAS DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION TAUGHT US ABOUT THE NEUROCIRCUITRY OF DEPRESSION?
Introduction by David Silbersweig, M.D.
Post-Talk Commentary by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D.

5:00 PM Thursday, 7 April
FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVES ON DEPRESSION RECOVERY WITH DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
Introduction by Richard McNally, Ph.D.
Post-Talk Commentary by Steven Hyman, M.D.

B103 Northwest Building (52 Oxford Street, Cambridge)

Mind Control: Past, Present and Future

March 7, 2016

5:00-6:45 PM, CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Presentations

Rebecca Lemov, PhD – “The Long Shadow of Brainwashing: Behavioral Research from the Cold War to the War on Terror”
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD – “Enhancement of Cognition and Behavior in Health and Disease Through Noninvasive Brain Stimulation”
Seung-Schik Yoo, PhD – “Brain Stimulation by Sound Waves?!?”
Gabriel Kreiman, PhD – “Predicting Volitional Decisions From Neuronal Responses”
Ed Boyden, PhD – “Mapping, Observing, and Controlling the Brain Using Light”

Each speaker will give a brief presentation and then participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD. A reception will follow the event.

Garrett Lam '16 Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

November 25, 2015

Garrett Lam, a senior in the Neurobiology MBB track, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar. According to the Harvard Gazette, Garrett plans to study at Oxford's Center for Neuroethics and its Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics before returning to Cambridge to further his interests in brain science and the justice system at Harvard Law School. MBB is happy to join the chorus of congratulations due Garrett for his achievement!