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Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine seeks to understand the biology and function of the nervous system at all levels of analysis. Our faculty work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and cognition. We also have strong interests in development, disease, dysfunction, and repair of the nervous system, and in connecting basic research to translational medicine.

Our multidisciplinary graduate training program allows students to gain expertise in models ranging from invertebrates to primates, and in techniques including molecular and cellular neurobiology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging, and studies of normal and abnormal neuronal function in behaving animals.

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Research Applies Machine Learning/AI to Predict Consciousness for Driving in People with Epilepsy

A new study published in September 2022 in Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology may guide doctors in how to proceed when they observe SWDs on EEG, but are unclear of the patient’s neurological capacity for driving. Led by Principal Investigator Hal Blumenfeld, MD, PhD, researchers have harnessed the power of machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) to address the shortcomings of traditional testing.

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