FIU has established the Center for Imaging Science and has installed a brand new research-dedicated 3 Tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner. This state of the art facility will allow FIU to advance Cognitive Neuroscience research in the South Florida area and develop an international standing for imaging research more broadly.
This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded project, entitled "Biosignatures of executive function and emotion regulation in young children with ADHD", will examine and define the heterogeneity of ADHD in 5-7-year-olds using functional and structural neuroimaging, neuropsychological measures, and psychophysiology.
This National Science Foundation funded project, entitled "Integrative Knowledge Modeling in Cognitive Neuroimaging," will develop a metadata framework to facilitate data sharing of neuroimaging data and results. Read more about it here: http:/www.nsf.govawardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1631325
Cognitive Neuroscience graduate student Jessica Flannery has won a competitive 2016 Organization for Human Brain Mapping travel award to attend this year's conference in Geneva. Congratulations Jessica!
Dr. Soto was awarded the 2016 American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of animal learning and behavior (link), and he was also selected as a "rising star" by the Association for Psychological Science (link)
PI Raul Gonzalez, Co-PI Angela Laird and Co-Is Anthony Dick and Matt Sutherland have received a NIH-NIDA grant to conduct a neuroimaging study of adolescents and their risk for developing substance abuse. Read about it here! http:/www.miamiherald.comnews/health-care/article36828798.html
Dr. Reeb-Sutherland has received a R03 from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to study "Effects of social cues on learning and memory during early infancy"!
Dr. Mattfeld was quoted in the New York Times about his work on ADHD. Read the Story Here!
Dr. Angela Laird was recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher based on Web of Science citations by Thomson Reuters. She is the only person from FIU to be so recognized. Click here to view the listing.
Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
This National Science Foundation funded project, entitled "Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning," will investigate undergraduate students' learning of physics concepts and associated neural mechanisms with learning using fMRI. This is a three-year grant.
This grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will provide a more complete view of cannabis's impact on the brain and behavior of HIV+ individuals in the service of improving quality of life, furthering neuroAIDS research, and informing public policy regarding cannabis use. This is a five-year grant.