NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)
Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.
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Welcome To NACS
The Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland offers research and training opportunities in neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience with internationally-renowned faculty who interact among three campuses: in Baltimore City, at Baltimore County and at College Park. Each campus offers graduate training leading to a Ph.D. degree.
The NACS Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) Center exponentially advances the university's already considerable capacity for research on the human brain. learn more >>>
10/09/14 NACS faculty receives grant from NIH
Lisa Taneyhill has been awarded a research grant from the NIH. Taneyhill and her colleagues use chick embryos to try to uncover how two different cell types migrate and adhere to each other to form the cranial ganglia, a cluster of nerve cells responsible for receiving sensory information. read more >
10/08/14 Students Represent UMD at Universitas 21 Conference
This summer Ph.D. students Alessandro Presacco (NACS), Christopher Heffner (NACS) and Theresa Smith (Kinesiology) represented the University of Maryland at Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference 2014: Celebrating Ageing Research, in Auckland, New Zealand. read more >
10/01/14 UMD and NIH Researchers Receive BRAIN Grant
Patrick Kanold and his colleagues at UMD and NIH have been awarded a three year BRAIN initiative grant to develop new imaging technologies and data analysis techniques that will further our understanding of how large networks of neurons in the brain interact to process sensory information. read more >
09/23/14 Brain-behavior initiative workshop
More than 160 faculty from at least 50 disciplines at the University of Maryland met together in College Park on Sept. 19 for a full-day Brain-Behavior Initiative Workshop, organized by the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR). read more >
09/22/14 Dr. Dan Butts receives NSF Early Career Award!
Dr. Dan Butts has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Award ("Network Modulation of Cortical Neuron Computation"). read more >
09/21/14 New NACS Publication
NACS postdoc affiliate James McFarland is first author on a new paper: "High-resolution eye tracking using V1 neuron activity." In the paper, McFarland et al. present a method that accurately estimates eye position, allowing for detailed analyses of foveal and parafoveal stimulus processing. read more >
Next NACS Seminar ::
11/05/14 - NACS Student Seminar: Sarah Blankenship read more >
11/12/14 - NACS Student Seminar: Amanda Chicoli read more >
12/03/14 - NACS Student Seminar: Adam Jones read more >