Neuroscience

Cover of Holly B. Roger's book "The Mindful Twenty-Something"

You may have already known that mindful meditation reduces stress and anxiety, helps you sleep better and improves your test taking abilities. But, did you know that it shrinks your amygdala, which is the fear response center of the brain? Kent State University offers a free, four-week meditation class at the Recreation and Wellness Cen...

Caldwell's Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Lab Group pose for a photo in Cunningham Hall

What determines your social behavior as you develop into an adult? While this is a complex question to answer, understanding how the brain develops can provide critical insights. For two decades, Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University, has been studying what happens within th...

Kent State University students make their way to the Integrated Sciences Building on the Kent Campus.

A research group in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University is searching for potential treatments for men who have suffered spinal cord injuries and hope to regain bladder control and sexual functions. Associate Dean Lique M. Coolen, Ph.D., a neuroscience professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, recently recei...

Brain Health Research Institute is helping transform the culture of Kent State

Kent State University introduced a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience in fall 2019, and since the launch, the major has had tremendous growth. Enrollment is projected to surpass majors that have been at Kent State for years. “We currently have about 45 students enrolled in the major,” said Wilson Chung, Ph.D., associate professo...

Gemma Casadesus Smith, Ph.D. (right), professor of biological sciences at Kent State University, works with a student in her lab.

Once it begins, Alzheimer’s Disease progresses systematically and aggressively, attacking victims on multiple fronts. But scientists studying the disease operate the same way — like Kent State University’s own Dr. Gemma Casadesus Smith. Since 2016, Casadesus Smith, an associate professor of biological science in the College of Arts and Sc...

Kent State University's 2016 Neuroscience Symposium Poster Session

The Brain Health Research Institute and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the Seventh Annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 4-5 at the Kent State University Kiva Auditorium. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Addicted Brain," with Elise Weerts, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Dr. Weerts is ...

Neurons

The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for the sixth annual Neuroscience Symposium on April 25-26, 2018 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. This year's topic is "The Neuroscience of the Healthy Brain," with John Cryan, PhD, as our keynote speaker on Wednesday April 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Cryan is a pro...

Kent State University’s fourth annual Neuroscience Symposium will cover the latest research findings on “The Neuroscience of The Social Brain” on April 7-8 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center located in downtown Kent, Ohio. In a keynote address on April 7 at 7:15 p.m., Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., a world-renowned ex...

Gemma Casadesus Smith describes herself as a scientist who likes to investigate ideas that run counter to prevailing thought. Her research on Alzheimer’s disease has looked at the effects on the brain of oxidative stress, hormone treatments and the regulation of metabolism.  When a new avenue for a therapy appears possible, her appro...

Kent State University hosts its inaugural Neuroscience Symposium, “The Neuroscience of Mental Health,” on April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva on the Kent Campus. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together nationally renowned neuroscience researchers, clinical practitioners, students and the public t...