Grad student Linda Amarante seated next to a microscope and wearing a white lab coat. She is researching the brain’s frontal cortex and its role in reward-based decision-making with food.

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Softball and the Brain: Grad Student’s Sport Made Her Think About Choices

Linda Amarante is earning her PhD in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.
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Human brain with cerebellum highlighted in yellow and orange.

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New Autism Research Highlights Brain Circuit of Interest

A new study on autism, first-authored by Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Stoodley, appears as the December cover story of the journal Nature Neuroscience.
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The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience: Advancing Discovery and Scientific Training

The center supports an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activity at American University.
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Albino rat peering out from a small wooden box

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Are Rats Empathetic?

An AU lab has focused on creating a novel paradigm to directly test if rats choose empathetic action, and has worked on several studies on this.
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Kathleen Gunthert

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A to ZZZ's: Teens, Sleep, and Emotion Regulation

Associate Professor Kathleen Gunthert studies teens, sleep, and emotion regulation
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