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The Brain’s Got It All: a Q&A with John Maunsell, Director of the Grossman Institute, part II

August 11, 2014

What could be more challenging and more interesting and more important than understanding the human brain? In the second part of our Q&A with John Maunsell, PhD, Director of the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, we discuss his motivations as a young neuroscientist and the one question about the brain he'd really like to know the answer to. [Read More]

Hyde Park Hunting [Video]

July 30, 2014

They usually study exotic butterflies from far-away lands, but this summer, Marcus Kronforst, PhD, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolution, and his lab are hunting for butterflies right here in Hyde Park. [Read More]

The Brain and Human Behavior: A Q&A with John Maunsell, Director of the Grossman Institute

July 8, 2014

Despite all we've learned about the brain, it remains profoundly mysterious. From how it processes pain to why it becomes diseased to the origins of consciousness, questions remain about virtually all of its structures and functions. We spoke with John Maunsell, PhD, distinguished neuroscientist and inaugural director of the Grossman Institute, to learn more about his vision for neuroscience research at the University of Chicago. [Read More]
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