A study by Florida State University researchers has revealed new insights into the role our brains play in why we vigorously seek food when we are hungry, knowledge that may enhance understanding of obesity and eating disorders and improve treatments for more than 3.5 billion people worldwide living with these conditions.

Neuroscience, Psychology

Daniel Zuniga, a recent Florida State University graduate who aims to practice medicine in underserved communities around the globe, has earned the prestigious accomplishment of being named a Rhodes Scholar finalist. 

Neuroscience, Psychology

Four Florida State University faculty members are recipients of a new grant from the National Science Foundation that will fund collaborative research aimed at improving our knowledge of an understudied area of biology: the sense of taste.

Mathematics, Biological Science, Neuroscience, IMB

A Florida State University neuroscientist has received new funding to conduct research that aims to advance our understanding of how obesity and overnutrition affect the nervous system.

Neuroscience, Biological Science

Florida State University welcomed 12 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this summer.

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Neuroscience, modern languages alumnus Michael Baiamonte blends STEM and humanities for a global focus

There’s an old joke that quips “Science can tell you how to clone a dinosaur. Humanities can tell you why that’s probably a bad idea.” For some people, the idea of studying both the sciences and humanities is baffling, with advocates on each side fiercely defending their respective fields. Yet, there are others, like two-time Florida State University alumnus Michael Baiamonte, who capitalize on the competitive advantage that arises by combining precision STEM analysis with the humanities’ ability to see the larger picture.

Modern Languages and Linguistics, Neuroscience, Psychology | Spectrum Summer 2023
Living-learning community prepares young women for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

The transition to life as a college student can be challenging. For many freshmen starting at Florida State University, the move to Tallahassee means starting a new life in a new city far from family and friends.

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Neuroscientist Caterina Gratton brings a lifelong passion to the fight against Parkinson’s disease

For her seventh birthday, Caterina Gratton’s parents pulled out all the stops: big colorful balloons, a delicious cake, and backyard activities galore. Gratton, now an associate professor of psychology and a member of FSU’s Program in Neuroscience, especially loved the brain game involving placards with color names written in non-corresponding color ink. All the kids raced to be first to identify the color name written on the card regardless of the physical ink color.

Neuroscience, Psychology | Spectrum Summer 2023

Derek Nee is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Psychology, Neuroscience

A Florida State University neuroscientist has earned the highest award granted to scientists studying the sensory systems associated with the nose and mouth.

Psychology, Neuroscience

A Florida State University researcher has been awarded $5.7 million to conduct two research studies that will give scientists a better understanding of the brain mechanisms surrounding post-traumatic stress disorder and pain, paving the way for safer, more effective treatment options.

Psychology, Neuroscience

Jessica Moser is an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience through Florida State University’s Program in Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary program with participation from the College of Medicine as well as the Department of Biological Science and Department of Psychology, both part of the College of Arts and Sciences.