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Accepting Applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Brain Plasticity Beginning Fall of 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human Brain Plasticity Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Scientific and technological innovation at the University of Illinois continues to advance our understanding of the human brain, with each breakthrough leading to new paths of discovery and ways of thinking about the nature of the […]

Barbey and Posner co-edit Special Issue on “The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Intelligence”

Recent innovations in the psychological and brain sciences have advanced our understanding of  human intelligence. Rather than engaging a single brain structure or operating at a fixed level of performance throughout adulthood, emerging evidence indicates that intelligence is mediated by a distributed neural system whose functions can be significantly enhanced by specific types of intervention. […]

Study links nutrition to brain health and cognitive aging

A new study of older adults finds an association between higher blood levels of phosphatidylcholine, a source of the dietary nutrient choline, and greater cognitive flexibility, the ability to regulate attention to manage competing tasks. The study also identified a brain structure within the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain, that […]