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Fulbright fellowship awarded to VTCRI research assistant

Aug. 6, 2018

Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund ...

Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

Jan. 9, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people ...

Graduate student at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute receives NIH fellowship to study risky behavior in teens

July 13, 2017

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one of the National Institutes of Health, awarded Nina Lauharatanahirun a competitive F31 individual predoctoral National Research Service Award to investigate the neurobehavioral ...

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

Jan. 16, 2017

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 ...

Brain scanning reveals that birds of a feather really do flock together

May 18, 2015

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 ...

The price of honesty

Sept. 2, 2014

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 ...

Graduate student working in Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute laboratory selected to attend Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences

June 27, 2014

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 ...

Risky business: Scientists seek to identify predictors of risky behaviors among teenagers

April 23, 2014

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.

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