Grossman Institute

Window to the brain

May 11, 2016

In a story that will be appearing in the Spring issue of Medicine on the Midway, we take a look at the work of two of UChicago's brightest young neuroscientists, who use the visual system as a window to the brain. By understanding the activity of individual neurons and neural circuits involved in vision, they aim to unlock the biology of not just how we see, but how we think, how we remember, how we learn, how we make decisions and more. [Read more]

Neuroscience 2015, and a window into the brain

October 16, 2015

This weekend marks the start of Neuroscience 2015, the annual mega-conference of the Society for Neuroscience. For a deeper look at how some UChicago neuroscientists are working to decipher the brain, ScienceLife presents the second part of a story excerpted from the spring issue of Medicine on the Midway: A window into the brain. [Read more]

Decoding the brain

August 6, 2015

Across the University of Chicago neuroscientists are taking advantage of powerful tools to research virtually every aspect of the brain. In the first of a four-part series, Science Life looks at the efforts of Nicho Hatsopolous, PhD, professor of organismal biology and anatomy and chair of the Committee on Computational Neuroscience, as he works to decode the brain. [Read more]

Brain Teasers: Cracking the mind’s toughest riddles [video]

May 1, 2015

How can we instill robotic arms with a sense of touch? What causes us to choke under pressure? How can a misfolded protein cause so much harm to our brains? And is empathy something shared across species, not just humans? Speaking to a packed crowd at the Logan Center on April 1st, neuroscientists from the University of Chicago discussed these questions and more in a series of TED-style talks. [Read more]

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]

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]