The willingness to call out in distress to get help from others appears to be regulated by two brain systems with very different responsibilities, according to a study by researchers at UW-Madison.
Brain tests at UW-Madison suggest that autistic children shy from eye contact because they perceive even the most familiar face as an uncomfortable threat.
Michael J. Fox visited the Waisman Center on Tuesday, February 1 to tour the stem cell research laboratories of Clive Svendsen and Su-Chun Zhang, as well as other components of the center’s translational research tower, including the Waisman Clinical BioManufacturing Facility and the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior. Fox was accompanied by Wisconsin Governor James Doyle.
After years of trial and error, scientists have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to become spinal motor neurons, critical nervous system pathways that relay messages from the brain to the rest of the body.
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found a way to revive dying brain cells in lab mice, spurring hopes of combating major human neurological diseases.
Richard Davidson is featured in the January 17, 2005 issue of Time magazine in a special section on the science of happiness as well as in the March 2005 issue of National Geographic magazine.
$20,000 Will Go Toward Stem-cell Research Karen Rivedal, Wisconsin State Journal UW-Madison’s Waisman Center will get about $20,000 to help pay for stem-cell research from a fund-raiser organized by a UW-Madison graduate who was paralyzed …
Dean Gary Sandefur has announced that Jon Miller, professor of communicative disorders and director of the Waisman Center’s Language Analysis Laboratory, has been named interim associate dean for research policy and outreach in the College of Letters and Science.
In the first scientific article to come from its pioneering studies of long-term Buddhist meditation practitioners, a UW-Madison team has found that long-term meditators (or “adepts”) show markedly different patterns of brain electrical oscillations compared to a group with no previous meditative experience, when both of them generated a standard meditative practice.
She stayed by her child’s side, prayed for her 5-year-old child’s health, and decided to always be honest with all three children about what was happening in the family.