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  • Mapping the Brain

    UMass Amherst scientists use revolutionary approaches to illuminate human behavior

    How do electronic signals in the brain translate to experiences? It’s the “hard question of consciousness.” What happens in our brain when we make the choices we do? Scientists at UMass Amherst are... More

  • Data to Knowledge

    Research advances improve data capture from wearable tech

    Deepak Ganesan has spent the better part of a decade trying to work around noise. Not the noise that sends you racing to Amazon to buy a pair of acoustic headphones. The noise Ganesan contends with... More

  • Beyond Batteries

    UMass Amherst lays the groundwork for a revolution in wireless wearables

    Smartwatches were big breakthroughs when they hit the market in the early 2000s. Even nascent versions got consumers excited with their ability to play games and access newsfeeds. Two decades later,... More

  • Prize-Winning Science

    Chemist Jeanne Hardy untangles the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease

    The challenges wrought by Alzheimer’s disease are increasing with the graying of society in the developed world. Although no suitable treatments for Alzheimer’s disease exist, recent discoveries by... More