Stories for Brooks King-Casas

  • Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

    George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Koob’s talk will be the first of the newly named Eric N. Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture Series. The six-year-old series was renamed in memory of Eric N. Shullman, a Roanoke resident and supporter of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s public lecture series.
  • Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging to find that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people. The results of the study were published in Nature Neuroscience.
  • The price of honesty

    A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of California at Berkeley used advanced imaging techniques to study how the brain makes choices about honesty.
  • Graduate student working in Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute laboratory selected to attend Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

    Nina Lauharatanahirun, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in psychology who is doing her research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently selected to attend the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. Lauharatanahirun is one of 450 promising young scientists selected out of thousands of applicants to attend the prestigious meeting in Germany from August 19 to August 24. She will be the only student from Virginia Tech to attend the meeting.
  • Risky business: Scientists seek to identify predictors of risky behaviors among teenagers

    What makes the adolescent brain so susceptible to taking risks? Virginia Tech scientists are recruiting as many as 150 teenagers to help them find out.
  • Research on post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans receives multimedia attention

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work has been featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report by the Roanoke Times.
  • Researchers study how the brain captains our social ship

    Brooks King-Casas is interested in how the brain coordinates all of the complex problems that are involved in negotiating social settings. As a principal investigator at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, he studies brain function in the context of social interaction.