Researchers at Michigan State University are studying the brain body connection in animals like the octopus, and that research could be used to help develop better prosthetic technology.

Dr Galit Pelled is the director of the Neuroengineering Division at MSU’s Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences and Engineering and spoke with WKAR’s Mary Ellen Pitney about her research.

Read the full article and listen to the interview here:

https://www.wkar.org/post/msu-researchers-study-octopus-brains-could-lead-better-prosthetics#stream/0

The Neuroscience Scholars Program (NSP) will welcome its 2020-2022 cohort on August 1, 2020. With the addition of 123 scholars who accepted, the total current cohort (including 2019-2021) now encompasses 215 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Combined with Program’s past scholars (dating back to 1981), the NSP alumni network now encompasses nearly 1,200 underrepresented neuroscience researchers at all career stages!

Click to view a list of 2019-2021 Fellows and Associates.

Funded by the NINDS for nearly 40 years, the NSP is a 2-year online training program open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are underrepresented in the field of neuroscience. All eligible candidates are invited to participate in online events as Associates. Eighteen top candidates are selected each year to participate as Fellows and receive additional benefits such as professional development funds, a mentoring team, and travel stipends to attend SfN annual meetings.