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The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. We are also affiliated with the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and the Neuroscience Program, as well as the following interdisciplinary programs at Stanford University: Bio-X, CBIS, CMB, Biological Computation, and Symbolic Systems.

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New findings show relationship between dissociation and trauma, particularly early-life trauma and childhood maltreatmen...
02/01/2021
Dissociation by Network Integration | American Journal of Psychiatry

New findings show relationship between dissociation and trauma, particularly early-life trauma and childhood maltreatment. Check out our recently published paper through AJP (American Journal of Psychiatry), called "Dissociation by Network Integration": https://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/epub/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20121728

Back to table of contents Previous article Next article EditorialsFull AccessDissociation by Network IntegrationVinod Menon, Vinod MenonSearch for more papers by this author, Published Online:1 Feb 2021https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20121728AboutSectionsView articleView Full TextView PDFView....

01/26/2021

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF COGNITION AND HUMAN BRAIN FUNCTION

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (scsnl.stanford.edu) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational modeling of human cognitive, behavioral, and brain imaging data. The candidate will be involved in multidisciplinary projects to develop and implement novel neuro-cognitive computational frameworks, using multiple cutting-edge methods that may include computational cognitive modeling, Bayesian inference, dynamic brain circuit analysis, and deep neural networks. These projects will span areas including robust identification of cognitive and neurobiological signatures of psychiatric and neurological disorders, and neurodevelopmental trajectories. Clinical disorders under investigation include autism, ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, learning disabilities, and schizophrenia. We seek talented and highly-motivated individuals with a strong background in at least one of these areas: computational, cognitive, and statistical modeling; deep learning algorithms and optimization (theory and practical implementations); statistical modeling and inference/machine learning as applied to cognitive and brain imaging data. The candidate will have access to multiple large datasets and state-of-the-art computational resources, including HPCs and GPUs. Please include a CV and a statement of research interests and have three letters of reference emailed to Prof. Vinod Menon at scsnl.stanford+[email protected].

11/23/2020

It is Thanksgiving week! Our gratitude goes out to you and your family this Thanksgiving. Thank you for supporting our research and working with the Stanford Brain Development Project.
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The power of animation: Two videos offer messages of hope during the pandemic by Stanford Medicine#copingwithcovid #stay...
11/12/2020
Dreaming of a safe COVID-19 vaccine | Stanford Medicine

The power of animation: Two videos offer messages of hope during the pandemic by Stanford Medicine
#copingwithcovid #staypositive #remotework

1) "Coping With Stress During COVID-19 explores pandemic stress in people and how to cope with it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE_H9QhGktE&feature=emb_logo

2) "Dreaming of a safe COVID-19 vaccine" is meant to help people feel hopeful about a vaccine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut_6GInouYg&feature=youtu.be

We look forward to the widespread use of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19. In the meantime, continue to wash your hands, keep your distance and get a f...

We have a new paper published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, titled "Time varying fu...
10/29/2020
Time varying functional connectivity decreases as a function of acute ni****ne abstinence

We have a new paper published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, titled "Time varying functional connectivity decreases as a function of acute ni****ne abstinence".

The Ni****ne Withdrawal Syndrome (NWS) includes affective and cognitive disruptions whose incidence and severity vary across time during acute abstinence. However, most network-level neuroimaging employs static measures of resting state functional connectivity (rsFC), assume time-invariance, and are...

We have a new paper published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, "Spatiotemporal integrity and spontaneous nonlinear dynami...
09/30/2020
Spatiotemporal Integrity and Spontaneous Nonlinear Dynamic Properties of the Salience Network Revealed by Human Intracranial Electrophysiology: A Multicohort Replication

We have a new paper published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, "Spatiotemporal integrity and spontaneous nonlinear dynamic properties of the salience network revealed by human intracranial electrophysiology: A multicohort replication":

Abstract. The salience network (SN) plays a critical role in cognitive control and adaptive human behaviors, but its electrophysiological foundations and milli

September is National Su***de Prevention Month #mentalhealth #love #su***deprevention-The National Su***de Prevention Li...
09/28/2020
How The 5 Steps Can Help Someone Who is Suicidal - #BeThe1To

September is National Su***de Prevention Month
#mentalhealth #love #su***deprevention
-The National Su***de Prevention Lifeline -- 1-800-273-8255 -- provides free and confidential support for people in distress and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. A text line is available 24/7 at 741741.
-Learn the five steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal: https://www.bethe1to.com/bethe1to-steps-evidence/

En Español The five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal are supported by evidence in the field of su***de prevention. Ask How – Asking the question “Are you thinking about su***de?” communicates that you’re open to speaking about su***de in a non-judgmental and s...

We are proud to announce that one of our lab members, Dr. Kaustubh Supekar, has received the Transdisciplinary Initiativ...
09/01/2020
Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP) Awards

We are proud to announce that one of our lab members, Dr. Kaustubh Supekar, has received the Transdisciplinary Initiatives Program (TIP) 2020 Award by Stanford's Maternal and Child Health Research Institute for his project: Identifying Neurobiological Markers of Autism by Leveraging "Big Data" and Using Deep Learning. Congratulations, Dr. Supekar!
#braindevelopment #BigData #neurodevelopment

https://med.stanford.edu/mchri/awards/tip.html

"Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects nearly 1 in 54 children and constitutes a significant concern for public health, yet the etiology of the disorder is not known. Funding from MCHRI has allowed us to investigate, for the first time, neurobiological markers that detect autism and p...

The former dean of Stanford Engineering looks to experiments he did more than 45 years ago to help answer the question t...
08/20/2020
Lessons in remote learning from the 1970s: A Q&A with James Gibbons

The former dean of Stanford Engineering looks to experiments he did more than 45 years ago to help answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind: How will online learning work out? #onlinelearning #education #elearning #stanfordengineering

https://engineering.stanford.edu/magazine/article/lessons-remote-learning-1970s-qa-james-gibbons

Look familiar? An early image of distributed tutored video instruction, circa 1994/95 | Courtesy Jim Gibbons

Our lab member, Dr. Percy Mistry, recently presented at MathPsych 2020 on using advanced computational methods to create...
07/21/2020
Combining hierarchical evidence accumulation-based models with fMRI data (MathPsych 2020 talk)

Our lab member, Dr. Percy Mistry, recently presented at MathPsych 2020 on using advanced computational methods to create models that combine behavioral and neural (fMRI) data. These models provide insights on how different cognitive subsystems interact to produce behavior. They help to differentiate between theories and identify brain characteristics associated with individual differences in behavior. #iccmpsyched

Check out the presentation here: https://youtu.be/qye5clObAsw
or https://virtual.mathpsych.org/presentation/91

We show how the functional resolution of mapping neural circuit features to distinct cognitive and behavioral components of decision-making process can be im...

Stanford was honored to have a timely and informative conversation with Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Inst...
07/15/2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci & Dean Lloyd Minor in a Fireside Chat | StanfordMed LIVE – July 13, 2020

Stanford was honored to have a timely and informative conversation with Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Check it out: #COVID19 #AnthonyFauci #firesidechat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh4goIEmKO8

Stanford Medicine’s Dean Lloyd Minor and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and member of the W...

Check out musical ensembles, podcasts, artwork and other creative endeavors during the pandemic, which are made possible...
05/01/2020
Stanford University supports creative community during COVID‑19 pandemic | Stanford News

Check out musical ensembles, podcasts, artwork and other creative endeavors during the pandemic, which are made possible by Stanford grant: https://news.stanford.edu/2020/04/30/co-arts-grant/

Members of the Stanford campus community have responded with online games and podcasts in response to a grant program created by the Office of Vice President for the Arts designed to cultivate artistic engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our lab's latest published findings: Stress leads to less control of emotional reaction in chronically stressed or anxio...
04/27/2020
Stanford study finds stronger one-way fear signals in brains of anxious kids

Our lab's latest published findings: Stress leads to less control of emotional reaction in chronically stressed or anxious children.
#SUBrainDevelop

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/04/stanford-study-finds-stronger-one-way-fear-signals-in-brains-of-.html

Signals from the brain’s fear center make it more difficult for anxious and stressed children to regulate their emotions, a first-of-its-kind brain scanning study from Stanford shows.

04/24/2020
County of Santa Clara Public Health Department

Interactive map of free meals and groceries in Santa Clara County: https://www.facebook.com/sccpublichealth/posts/10157694644959902

We are working with partners to make sure that all county residents have access to food. In collaboration with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, the City of San José, The Health Trust and schools, there are 129 food distribution sites open countywide throughout the week.

***Check locations for days and times***

Our partner City of San José has created an interactive map to locate food distribution sites. See how you can use the map to find resources near you.

Get to the map at http://bit.ly/SVStrongFood

For youth under 18 - list at http://bit.ly/svstrong-youth

For seniors 60 and over - list at http://bit.ly/svstrong-senior

Sad News: A former Stanford President has died from COVID-19. See this and other updates and current events at Stanford:...
04/22/2020
Donald Kennedy dies; Virtual Admit Weekend; Earth Day; comforting blankets

Sad News: A former Stanford President has died from COVID-19. See this and other updates and current events at Stanford:

https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=a8e6569da943904e9ac369cde&id=c3a1661fb3

Donald Kennedy, a neurobiologist who was the eighth president of Stanford and set the stage for its transformation into one of the nation’s top research universities during his 12 years in office, has died. Read more.

04/20/2020
www.autismspeaks.org

All parents know this is a crucial time for children to have an understanding of how the body gets sick from catching a germ or virus and why we need to practice good hygiene. How should parents explain all this information in a way that is easy to grasp and **not frightening**, particularly to very young children? This printable flu story book from Autism Speaks has clear explanations and pictures to help you talk to your child:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/sites/default/files/flu_teaching_story_final%20%281%29.pdf

#autismspeaks #autismparents #worldautismmonth

Navigating Stress Management with Kids from the California Surgeon General: #NadineBurkeHarris #CASurgeonGeneral Even fo...
04/15/2020
Manage stress for health

Navigating Stress Management with Kids from the California Surgeon General: #NadineBurkeHarris #CASurgeonGeneral
Even for adults, it can be tough to recognize that what we feel as irritability, difficulty focusing, insomnia or changes in appetite can actually be signs that our bodies are feeling the effects of stress. For kids, no matter the age, their brains and bodies are even more vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress than adults, and most often, they aren’t able recognize or verbalize it. Stress in kids may show up differently than stress in adults does. The stress relief playbook can help you understand what to look out for and what you can do to protect your family’s health. Included in this guide:

-Keeping an eye out for stress in kids.
-Planning tools to reduce stress for kids.
-Strategies for stress reduction.

Learn more about stress management and download the California Surgeon General’s Playbooks for adults and caregivers with kids: https://covid19.ca.gov/manage-stress-for-health/#top

Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

On Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19 - a discussion between Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIH’s N...
04/08/2020
Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19

On Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19 - a discussion between Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health, and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH #shareNIMH:

https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2020/04/07/dealing-with-stress-anxiety-and-grief-during-covid-19/

If somebody had told you last year that that our country, along with the whole world, would soon be facing a major health challenge like the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, you’d have…

BRAIN CARES (COVID Assistance and Resources) Special Needs Assistance Program is the first-of-its-kind, nationwide, fina...
04/07/2020
Financial grants

BRAIN CARES (COVID Assistance and Resources) Special Needs Assistance Program is the first-of-its-kind, nationwide, financial grants program launched by the BRAIN Foundation for US based, low-income individuals and families with autism or neuro-developmental disabilities suffering from hardship due to uncovered healthcare expenses arising due to COVID-19 pandemic.

For details to apply: https://brainfoundation.org/financial-grants/

You can also donate. Every $1 donated becomes $2 for the first $10,000 donated towards this cause

Financial grants for families for uncovered medical expenses Truth is stranger than fiction. The grim truth and reality of COVID-19, currently playing across the world, has exacted a heavy toll on …

AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules) created a useful "COVID-19 Toolkit" that identifies 7 strategi...
04/06/2020
Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times | AFIRM

AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules) created a useful "COVID-19 Toolkit" that identifies 7 strategies for families to cope with the difficulties particular to the autism community during this unprecedented time of stress and uncertainty:

1. Support understanding

2. Offer opportunities for expression

3. Prioritize coping and calming skills

4. Maintain routines

5. Build new routines

6. Foster connections (from a distance)

7. Be aware of changing behaviors

Details and downloadable step-by-step toolkit activities are at their website: https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-times

All children and young adults require support from caregivers during times of stress and uncertainty, such as those we are facing now with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Coping with the unknown and navigating school closures, abrupt changes in routines, loss of connections with teachers a...

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