Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (RPI) was established in 1824 in Troy, New York. RPI was founded on the principle of bringing the science of technology to the common needs of mankind. Today, RPI is on the cutting edge of Nanotechnology, materials science and is credited with many firsts in its 180+ years existence. RPI educates tomorrows leaders in science and technology in the world-wide marketplace. RPI is the first leading institution to offer an undergraduate degree in Video Game Design. RPI publishes reports on research, newsletters and conducts educational seminars.

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Tetris gameplay reveals complex cognitive skills

In a fraction of a second, a colorful digital block shaped like the letter "L" falls from the top of the computer screen. In even less time, fingers float across a controller, striking the arrow keys in rapid succession to ...

Neuroscience

Sugar entering the brain during septic shock causes memory loss

The loss of memory and cognitive function known to afflict survivors of septic shock is the result of a sugar that is released into the blood stream and enters the brain during the life-threatening condition. This finding, ...

Medical research

Research focuses on a new frontier in circadian rhythms

A new frontier in the science of circadian rhythms—whose disruption is linked to major diseases like cancer and diabetes—suggests a previously unknown mechanism at work in our daily biological cycle. In a project supported ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering—are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ...

Neuroscience

What your cell phone camera tells you about your brain

Driving down a dark country road at night, you see a shape ahead on the roadside. Is it a deer or a mailbox? Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research ...

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