Behavioral-Neuroscience

Georgia State Funds Eight Faculty Proposals as Part of Next Generation Initiative

Georgia State University will fund eight faculty proposals as part of its Next Generation faculty program, a successor to the Second Century Initiative, which has brought 61 new faculty positions to the university over the last five years. Funding for the proposals is expected to be about $2 million in the next year.

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Human Brains Evolved to be More Responsive to Environmental Influences

Human brains exhibit more plasticity, the tendency to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains, which may account for part of human evolution, according to researchers at Georgia State University, the George Washington University and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The findings provide insight into why humans are capable of adapting… more »

Personality Linked to Brain Structure

Chimpanzees’ personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers at Georgia State University, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Copenhagen.

The findings, published online in the journal NeuroImage in August, reveal that both gray-matter volumes of various frontal cortex regions and gray-matter volume… more »

Childhood Brain Tumors Affect Memory

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University.

The findings, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society in August, report that adult survivors of pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors performed significantly lower than controls on standardized… more »

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A Record-Breaking Year For Research

A Record-Breaking Year for Georgia State Research Annual research awards of $101 million received in fiscal year 2015 at Georgia State University exceeded the $100 million milestone for the first time in the university’s history.

The total is $20 million more than the previous year.

“This achievement is a testament to the strength and competitiveness… more »

Research Shows Chimps Capable of Metacognition

Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have discovered. Their findings, published June 6 in the journal Cognition, suggest chimpanzees share with humans… more »