Stories for Stephen M LaConte

  • Early childhood education expert to cap Brain School, highlight Brain Awareness Week

    Greg J. Duncan, a distinguished professor in the School of Education, and departments of economics, psychology, and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, will highlight Brain Awareness Week at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
  • Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

    Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School during Brain Awareness Week from March 13-19.
  • 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.
  • Medical students to present findings from four years of research at annual symposium

    The third annual Medical Student Research Symposium at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will feature the culmination of four years of research by 42 students on Tuesday, March 23 from 12 until 4:30 p.m.
  • Do you know what your brain knows?

    Stephen LaConte is researching whether the brain can neurally recognize emotion as part of a larger research project to develop a facial emotion recognition assistant for people with an autism spectrum disorder. The research group, under the umbrella of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research through Virginia Tech’s Department of Psychology, received a National Institutes of Health grant to build this technology.
  • Stephen LaConte earns College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor

    Stephen LaConte, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor. The prestigious award is given to extraordinary faculty members with an aptitude for “teaching innovation, research, service, and outreach.”
  • Research into understanding alcohol dependence receives a major boost

    The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.
  • Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought

    Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that neurofeedback can enhance the signal-to-noise ratio in thought, enabling a sharper focus on tasks—and a better understanding of brain-computer interfaces.

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