BSD specific guidance on COVID-19


The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority. We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed. Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.

AI studies reveal inner workings of short-term memory


Professor David Freedman, computational neuroscience program chair, was senior author on this study on short-term memory published in Nature Neuroscience.

How do you measure the sense of touch?


CNS faculty member, Associate Professor Sliman Bensmaia, and postdoctoral scholar Justin Lieber describe their research in the somatosensory lab, where a rotating drum can measure how 60 different textures feel against the skin.

$3.4 million grant to support development of brain-controlled prosthetic limbs


A team of researchers at the University of Chicago has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funding will help the team develop robotic arms patients can control with their minds that receive sensory feedback from attached prosthetic hands.