Behavior Modification

TSRI anti-heroin vaccine found effective in non-human primates

Public Release: 6-Jun-2017   Scripps Research Institute   LA JOLLA, CA – June 6, 2017 – A vaccine developed at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to block the “high” of heroin has proven effective in non-human primates. This is the… Read More ›

Emotion detector

Public Release: 27-Apr-2016   Facial expression recognition to improve learning, gaming Inderscience Publishers A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry…. Read More ›

Tracing the scent of fear

“a new technique that uses specially-engineered viruses to uncover the nerve pathway involved” Public Release: 21-Mar-2016 Study identifies neurons, brain region involved in rodent stress response Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center SEATTLE – The odor of bobcat urine, if you… Read More ›

How music alters the teenage brain

Public Release: 20-Jul-2015 Music training initiated during high school might hone brain development Northwestern University Music enhances the teenage brain’s response to sound; sharpens language skills Band class had larger effect on brain than fitness-based ROTC training Results highlight music’s… Read More ›