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VUIIS team shows white matter has encoded neural activity

Jan. 18, 2018—Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) have detected signals in the white matter of the brain that suggest it has more neural activity than previously thought. The findings of Zhaohua Ding, research associate professor of electrical engineering, computer science and biomedical engineering, and colleagues suggest a new way to investigate diseases...

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Engineering researchers share $300K award for brain studies

Aug. 25, 2014—Two researchers in Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering recently shared in a $300,000 award to fund their studies into how the brain works. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Deyu Li and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Yaqiong Xu received the award, one of 36 new Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research announced this week by the National Science Foundation....

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Professor helps validate maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—Kick back and shut your eyes. Now stop thinking. You have just put your brain into what neuroscientists call its resting state. What the brain is doing when an individual is not focused on the outside world has become the focus of considerable research in recent years. One of the potential benefits of these studies...

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