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Sarah Raskin and Trinity Alumna Publish Paper in ‘Neuropsychology’


Trinity College alumna Marta Zamroziewicz ’13 and Sarah Raskin, Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, have co-authored a paper titled “Effects of Drinking Patterns on Prospective Memory Performance in College Students,” which was recently published in Neuropsychology, the journal of the American Psychological Association. As summarized in an abstract of the paper, […]

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Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael A. Grubb Has Research Published in ‘Nature Communications’

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Trinity College Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael A. Grubb is the first author of a paper titled “Neuroanatomy Accounts for Age-Related Changes in Risk Preferences,” which was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. The senior author on the paper is Ifat Levy of Yale School of Medicine. The research presented in the paper indicates […]

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Brownell Professor of Philosophy Dan Lloyd Continues to Learn from Mentor Daniel Dennett by Studying Philosopher’s Brain

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Probably we’ve all met people whose brilliance is so apparent that we exclaim, “Wow, I wish I had that brain!” My personal list of admired brains is headed up by philosopher Daniel Dennett, director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. Dennett has written extensively on the mind, evolution, and religion, and is […]

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Molly Helt Co-Authors Activity Book for Early Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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A new book co-authored by Trinity College Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Molly Helt is designed to make early intervention treatment even earlier than ever for infants at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk: How to Use Everyday Routines to Build Social and Communication […]

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David Ruskin Awarded $380K NIH Grant for Research into Ketogenic Diet


The ketogenic diet has been around for over 100 years as a treatment for epilepsy. Susan Masino, Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science, recently published an article finding that the diet’s effectiveness comes from increasing levels of adenosine. Building on that research and existing theories of neuroscience, David Ruskin, research assistant professor, is testing the […]

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Diet-Based Epilepsy Therapy May Offer Hope for Children with Autism

A dietary therapy known to be highly effective at reducing epileptic seizures may independently reduce behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders, new research on mice has shown. The high-fat, low-carbohydrate food regimen, known as a “ketogenic” diet, has been prescribed to treat epilepsy patients — most often in children — for nearly 100 years. Research […]

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Sarah Raskin speaks in favor of gun control measures

Room 2C at the Legislative Office Building was packed Thursday as nearly 200 people from all corners of Connecticut made their views known – with passion and fervor – regarding a package of 11 bills that would tighten state laws regarding the ability to own and use guns. The public hearing before the legislature’s Public […]

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Hebe Guardiola-Diaz partners with UConn Health Center

Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience Hebe Guardiola-Diaz recently teamed up with researchers at the University of Connecticut to study the development and stability of oligodendrocytes, cells in the brain that produce the myelin required for nervous system function. During a 2009-2010 sabbatical, Guardiola-Diaz spent time as a visiting faculty member at the UConn Health […]

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