Stanford University (Stanford; officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California, adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco. Stanford's undergraduate program is the most selective in America. Due to its academic strength, wealth, and proximity to Silicon Valley it is often cited as one of the world's most prestigious universities.

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  • Martha Farah's work on the ethical, legal and social impact of neuroscience (aka neuroethics) has focused on cognitive enhancement by normal individuals, including the question of whether drugs and devices believed to enhance normal cognition actually do so, and on nonclinical uses of brain imaging. Her other main interest is in the effects of early socioeconomic deprivation on brain development.

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  • Maiken Nedergaard is Professor of Glial Cell Biology at the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Dean’s Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Her multiple interests range from basic research on neuron-glia interactions to their role in aging, small vessel disease, seizu...

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  • Barbara Webb research involves insect navigation behavioral and ethological study. She has used computational modeling  by relating the computational requirements of navigational tasks to the type of computation offered by invertebrate brain circuits. This includes demonstrating that the insect mushroom body can support visual route memory, and most recently, that the central complex can support p...

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  • Brody is professor of neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. His research focuses is on novel quantitative behaviors that allow exploring high-level cognitive questions using powerful emerging tools for studying neural mechanisms in rodents. Brody's group uses rats to investigate the neural bases of decision making, working me...

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  • Matthew State MD, PhD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and human geneticist who is currently the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director of the UCSF Child Teen and Family Center, Director of the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, and member of the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the UCSF. Over the past 15 years...

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  • Leland Stanford Jr., only son of Governor and railroad tycoon Leland Stanford Sr. and heiress Jane Lathrop Stanford, died suddenly in 1884, just shy of his 16th birthday. It is no secret that the Leland Stanford Junior University and Museum were created in memoriam for Leland Jr., but much less is said about how these institutions, and in particular the museum, emerged. The museum’s early collecti...

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  • "Over forty years after its birth, hip-hop remains a vital pop cultural movement. What can it tell us about the changing nature of the city, about race, gender, and identity, and about the social and economic problems of our times? Why does it endure as a voice for youth around the world? Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. He has a long career special...

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  • "Physical activity is considered the ultimate healthy aging pill. As we learn more about how activity affects our bodies, physiologists focus on maximizing the benefits while minimizing the effort needed to maintain health and fitness. Learn some tricks of the trade that will teach you why, what and how much you should be doing to optimize health and slow aging. This talk will be video recorded. ...

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  • Senior Hoover Fellow Scott Atlas revisits facts about medical care quality, as well as access to care, compares those with nationalized systems often held up as models and analyzes the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Acknowledging the challenges facing the healthcare system, he proposes a six-point plan to restore incentives to increase healthcare quality and reduce costs. Scott Atlas is the ...

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  • A simple recording of a mosquito’s buzz on a cell phone could contribute to a global-scale mosquito tracking map of unprecedented detail. The Prakash Labat Stanford, led by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bioengineering, is looking for citizen scientists to contribute to Abuzz, a mosquito monitoring platform the lab developed to produce the most detailed global map of mosquito distribution. A...

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  • The average exhibition takes one to two years of planning before opening to the public and the Cantor Art Center's new envisioning of its Rodin collection is no exception. From fabrication to painting to lighting, it truly takes a well-organized team to pull off an exhibition of this magnitude. The video shares an inside look at the process as preparators install Rodin's The Three Shades. For more...

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  • On a sunny day near Stanford's Terman Fountain, applause is heard as incoming freshman cheer for the boat they constructed earlier that morning. The team building activity caps a packed four weeks before the school year begins in which Leland Scholars get hands-on experience in chemistry and writing classes. The program is designed to help ease the transition to Stanford for students who may be th...

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  • There’s no roadmap for the journey to a breakthrough. The #NextGreatDiscovery will be born from the personal perseverance of researchers supported by the sustained investment of universities and communities. Stanford faculty, students, and staff work to improve the everyday health and wellbeing of people around the world through the discovery and application of knowledge.   Stanford University: h...

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  • Andrew Huberman of Stanford University School of Medicine is studying the neuroscience of how what we see influences our emotions, especially fear. Using virtual reality (VR), he exposes study participants to terrifying scenarios, including attack encounters with sharks, spiders, and a pit bull, and stepping off a very high, narrow plank. Huberman, an associate professor of neurobiology and o...

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  • The latest Dance Improv Strategies Lab taught students that performance can happen anywhere at anytime. It could be at a theater or dance hall, or a less traditional venue like a museum or even a city street. For their final project, students chose any area in or around the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and created a performance to work in tandem with the modern art museum.

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