FSU Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience

Working up an appetite: FSU psychologist awarded $1.6M NIH grant to study how the brain regulates eating behaviors

Obesity is a widespread problem, with the National Institutes of Health reporting more than two in five adults in the U.S. are considered obese or severely obese. But what occurs in the brain that leads someone to reach for food, whether they are hungry or not? A Florida State University researcher has received a four-year, […]

FSU neuroscientist awarded $1.8M NIH grant to study brain’s influence on eating habits

A researcher in Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the brain encodes information about food and how this information affects an individual’s overall eating habits and food choices. Roberto Vincis, an assistant professor of Biological Science and Neuroscience, will lead […]

FSU researchers listen to birdsong, unlock mysteries of brain

The term “birdbrain” has been part of our lexicon for about a century to describe someone’s intellect, or lack of it, presumably because birds have really small brains. But, in fact, the way songbirds learn to sing is similar to how humans learn speech. A unique interdisciplinary team of Florida State University researchers is leading […]