September 9, 2022 / Research News

Drs. Giancarlo Vanini and George Mashour (multi-PIs) awarded an NIH R01 to study brain mechanisms underlying sleep-dependent cognitive dysfunction after surgery

From the Researchers: Our long-term goal is to understand the mechanisms by which sleep-related networks regulate cognition in surgical and...
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September 2, 2022 / Publications

Dr. Duan Li published a Reader’s Toolbox article in Anesthesiology, which elaborates on brain complexities and anesthesia for the sake of anesthesiologists

A complex system is often associated with the emergence of new phenomena from the interactions between the system’s components.
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August 9, 2022

Dr. Phillip Vlisides awarded NIH R01 to study effects of caffeine on postoperative delirium

The study will focus on patients aged 70 and older, as 20-50% of older surgical patients experience delirium following major...
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November 12, 2021 / Research News

Drs. UnCheol Lee and Dinesh Pal (multi-PIs) awarded an NIH R21 to study the brain network mechanism of the variety of temporal patterns during the recoveries of consciousness from anesthesia and coma

From the Researchers: Our overall goal is to develop physical and neuroscientific foundations for the clinical strategies to accelerate the...
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June 16, 2021 / Publications

CCS faculty publish article in Cell Reports on the gate of consciousness

Conscious access to sensory information is likely gated at an intermediate site between primary sensory and transmodal association cortices, but the structure responsible remains unknown.
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June 16, 2021 / Publications

CCS Scientific Director George Mashour publishes new paper in elife that examines how the brain recovers from unconsciousness after anesthesia

Understanding how the brain recovers from unconsciousness can inform neurobiological theories of consciousness and guide clinical investigation.
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April 28, 2021 / Publications

Asymmetric Neural Dynamics article published in Neuroimage by CCS faculty

Anesthetics are known to disrupt neural interactions in cortical and subcortical brain circuits. While the effect of anesthetic drugs on consciousness is reversible, the neural mechanism mediating induction and recovery may be different.
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April 28, 2021 / Awards

Dinesh Pal, Ph.D., receives New Investigator Award from American Physiological Society

CCS researcher Dinesh Pal, Ph.D., has received the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award. The award...
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April 21, 2021 / Education News

Neuroscience of Consciousness Course Fall 2021

NS 704 Description: The nature and the neural basis of consciousness is a foundational question in neuroscience. As a scientific inquiry,...
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April 14, 2021 / Research News

Four-year, $1.4M grant awarded by NIH/NIGMS to PI Dr. Tony Hudetz to continue studying the neural mechanism by which general anesthetics modulate consciousness

The overall goal of this research project is to investigate local neuronal mechanisms in the cerebral cortex associated with complex, natural sensory experience and to determine how general anesthetics may alter sensory-specific contents of consciousness.
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