School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Backed by $1.6M DHA Grant, UT Dallas Neuroscientist Works To Improve Word Retrieval in MS Patients

by | Jan 22, 2024
In 1985, Dr. John Hart Jr. established that the brain stores knowledge by categories. Now his team in the UTD Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory of Memory and Language has pinpointed patterns of brain activity that appear crucial for word retrieval.
The Last Word: OptiMIND Founder on Winning a $40,000 Award for Research Innovation at UTD’s Big Idea Competition
Associate Professor Chandramallika Basak entered UTD's recent Big Idea Competition in the alumni research commercialization category with OptiMIND, a series of brain training games designed to enhance brain and cognition across the lifespan. The games are designed to ensure that people stay sharp and focused at any age. After winning $40,000 in the competition, she recently tweeted that she's ready to start her startup.
The Last Word: UTD’s Dr. Amy Pinkham on Heading a Global Initiative to Standardize Schizophrenia Assessment
Dr. Amy Pinkham of UTD’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences received an award for outstanding research on social cognition. The award puts her group at the forefront of research in the field, the professor said. The work could be applicable for many disorders, including autism and mood and anxiety disorders.
With New Center, UT Dallas Researchers Are Looking into the Molecular Causes of Pain
With a five-year, $11.3 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, researchers at UT Dallas' new Human Nociceptor and Spinal Cord Molecular Signature Center are digging into the causes of chronic pain and new ways to treat it. The center's leader, Dr. Ted Price, says the data generated "will fundamentally change the way that we think about pain and how we develop therapeutics."