Catherine Jensen Peña receives the Frank A Beach Early Career Award
Jan. 3, 2022

In December 2021, the Society of Behavioral Endocrinology announced that Cate Peña had been awarded the prestigious Frank A. Beach Early Career Award. She shares the award with Aubrey Kelly of Emory University. 

PNI Researchers Featured in New Yorker Article
Dec. 8, 2021

PNI faculty members Ken Norman and Uri Hasson were featured in a recent New Yorker article entitled "The Science of Mind Reading". Please take a look.

PNI Postdoc Christos Suriano awarded NIH-Funded NJ ACTS Fellowship
Nov. 19, 2021

Christos Suriano, a postdoctoral researcher in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute (PNI), was awarded a prestigious TL1 fellowship from the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS).

Two Princeton Neuroscience Institute Postdoctoral fellows win prestigious Simons Foundation fellowships
Nov. 15, 2021

Princeton Neuroscience Institute is continuing to prove that it harbors a nurturing environment for the academic careers of its postdoctoral fellows on their route to independence and becoming principal investigators, charting the future of neuroscience in the United States and abroad.

Former CV Starr Fellow Amitai Shenhav wins two prestigious awards
Nov. 15, 2021

Amitai Shenhav, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, & Psychological Sciences at Brown University, has won the Society for Neuroeconomics Early Career Award and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award.

Two Assistant Professor Positions Open at PNI
Oct. 27, 2021

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University invites applications at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track), in two areas: i) theoretical neuroscience; ii) human cognitive neuroscience.  In addition to other outstanding neuroscience resources at Princeton, a 248,000 square foot building…

The manifold mind: A pair of papers from PNI used advanced mathematical tools to tease out simplicity from complex neural responses
Oct. 12, 2021

Imagine you’re following directions to drive to a friend’s house: At the 3rd traffic light, take a right. To do this, you must keep in mind two pieces of information: your ongoing physical location — to ensure that you stay on the correct side of the road for example — and the number of traffic lights you’ve seen. How does your brain simultaneously organize and combine these two important signals for guiding your behavior?

Annegret Falkner awarded the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in Neuroscience
Aug. 24, 2021

Dr. Annegret Falkner, an assistant professor at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, has just been awarded the prestigious Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in Neuroscience. The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship aims to support high-risk, high-reward research by early career neuroscientists, funding both basic neuroscience research as well as clinical research tied to the diagnosis and/or treatment of neurological and behavioral disorders.

Wiring Diagram of the Brain by Seung Lab Includes 200,000 Cells and 500 Million Synapses
Aug. 24, 2021

MICrONS, short for Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks, is a cross-institutional project that has generated a publicly available dataset encompassing the morphology of over 200,000 cells and over 500 million synapses from a 1 cubic millimeter piece of mouse visual cortex (along with a smaller, proof-of-principle dataset). The data was collected over five years using electron microscopy to resolve the fine details of cells and their connections.

New research from the Cohen lab sheds light on our capacity for multitasking
Aug. 3, 2021

Why can humans sometimes effortlessly perform multiple tasks simultaneously and sometimes not? For example, when sharing a meal with a friend you can eat, talk, listen, and even breathe all at the same time. However, if you were to try to write down your grocery list for the week while simultaneously performing complex mental arithmetic you would likely find it too challenging.

Neuroscience Research Awards
July 22, 2021

Each year the Princeton Neuroscience Institute awards rising seniors funding to complete their senior thesis projects. The Institute has received several generous donations to fund these undergraduate research awards. Neuroscience research award funding is used to purchase research materials and supplies, conference travel, and research-related travel. 

Sebastian Musslick is named 2021 Schmidt Science Fellow
July 1, 2021

On June 3rd, 2021, Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust named Sebastian Musslick to its 2021 cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows. Sebastian, a graduate student in Jonathan Cohen’s lab, will receive up to two years of post-doctoral support to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research. One of the requirements to receive the award is for fellows to work in a significantly different discipline than their PhD field.