Wan Chen Lin Wins Poster Award at Flux

In September many of us attended the Flux Congress on brain development in Portland. Wan Chen Lin won a poster award. David Piekarski and Wan Chen Lin also won travel awards. Congratulations David and Wan Chen! Next year Flux will be in Berlin.

November 5th, 2017|

Faculty Forum: Characterizing Effects of Inequality on Brain Development & Strengthening Resilience against Adversity

UC Berkeley’s Vice Chancellor for Research is holding a faculty forum on Characterizing Effects of Inequality on Brain Development & Strengthening Resilience against Adversity on Tuesday, October 4th at the Faculty Club.  The event is convened by Linda Wilbrecht, Silvia Bunge, Daniela Kaufer, Julianna Deardorff, and Lance Kriegsfeld

October 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

Wilbrecht in Conversation with Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff

On Monday, October 3rd, Linda Wilbrecht will join Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff in conversation at the ACT Theater.

Tom Stoppard and Carey Perloff—In Conversation

Monday, October 3, 7 p.m.
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

Tony, Academy, and Olivier Award winner Tom Stoppard will join A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff “In Conversation” at The Geary Theater where they will discuss their decades-long collaboration and why Stoppard has long referred to A.C.T. as his “American home.” They will be joined on stage by neuroscientist Linda Wilbrecht from the University of California, Berkeley.

October 1st, 2016|Tags: |

Gopnik on Maternal Separation

My colleague Professor Alison Gopnik discusses the Wilbrecht Lab’s work in the Wall Street Journal this week. Gopnik’s article covers two experiments from the Lab–our 2011 paper on juvenile mice and reversal learning, and our 2015 maternal separation and flexibility paper.

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

Is it good to grow up? We often act as if children should develop into adults as quickly as possible. More and more we urge our children to race to the next level, leap over the next hurdle, make it to the next grade as fast as they can. But new brain studies suggest that it may not be good to grow up so fast. The neuroscientist Linda Wilbrecht at my own school, the University of California, Berkeley, and her collaborators recently reported that early stress makes babies, at least baby mice, grow up too soon.


March 24th, 2016|