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Published in Science: Mapping Brain Activity to Read Dreams

"The science fiction trope of reading another person’s thoughts may be one step closer to reality, thanks to recent developments in research related to the decoding of dreams. In a study published last Thursday in the journal Science, a joint team of researchers from Japan and Brown used a machine-learning paradigm to decode the brain activity of subjects during early sleep stages and reliably determine the content of their dreams."

Masako Tamaki, in the Laboratory for Cognitive and Perceptual Learning, is a co-author of this new article in Science.

Read more in the Brown Daily Herald coverage. You can also view the research article's abstract or full text in locations with access to Science content.

Romer Award for Excellence in Advising Won by Prof. Jack Wright

CLPS Professor Jack Wright has been chosen this year to receive the Karen T. Romer Award for excellence in advising.  This award was instituted several years ago thanks to a generous gift from the family of Brown trustee Marty Granoff.  The purpose is to recognize faculty members who have shown exceptional dedication, imagination, and commitment in their mentoring of undergraduates. Congratulations Professor Wright!

Prof. Fiery Cushman Awarded Wriston Fellowship

Brown has recognized Professor Fiery Cushman by awarding him the 2013-2014 Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship. This award honors young faculty who are fulfilling Brown's diual mission of excellence in both teaching and research. Professor Cushman was remarked as standing out not only for his innovative teaching but also the range and originality of his scholarly accomplishments to date.

Seed Grant Awarded to Prof. Sheila Blumstein

Professor Sheila Blumstein has been awarded a 2013 Research Seed grant. These competitive internal University grants are distributed directly to faculty researchers and are administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).

Prof. Brian Hayden Wins Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Brian Hayden has been awarded Brown University's Elizabeth LeDuc Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Life Sciences. Congratulations to Professor Hayden for this recognition of his devotion to his students, and his very high quality of teaching in CLPS.

Prof. Emeritus Lew Lipsitt Receives American Humane Association Award

CLPS Professor Emeritus Lewis Lipsitt received the Vincent De Francis Award at the American Humane Association’s 18th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, DC. Read the full story from the APS Observer

How the Brain Builds Context From Objects and Places - Prof. Rebecca Burwell in 'Neuron'

A new study led by Prof. Rebecca Burwell in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease and brain injury as well as inform basic understanding of how the brain supports memory and guides behavior. Read more in the Brown University press release.