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ASU Magazine showcases brain research, international alumni in May issue

cover image ASU Magazine
May 31, 2012

The May 2012 edition of ASU Magazine features a cover story on cutting-edge brain research being conducted at Arizona State University and a showcase of the work of Sun Devil alumni living outside the United States who are making their mark on the world.

The cover story, “Thinking with the mind’s eye,” reports on the types of brain-related research that currently are being conducted at ASU. Some of the neurological questions that faculty members are probing include:

•    how memories are formed in the brain
•    how neurons behave in the brain during epileptic seizures
•    how deep-brain stimulation can enhance human performance
•    how to make artificial hands that can be wired directly into the human nervous system
The second feature section, entitled “Learn locally, work globally,” profiles 10 alumni who work outside of the United States. The Sun Devils featured live in locations as diverse as Great Britain, Israel, Japan, China and Italy and have job titles that include journalist, English-language instructor, engineer, recreation studies professor and power company CEO.

In addition to these two articles, the May edition includes a sports story on Jerry Romo and Rolando Nichols, two alums who announce Major League Baseball games for Spanish-language radio listeners; an arts story on the university’s music therapy program and its contributions to community wellness; updates related to ASU’s sports teams; news and photos from alumni chapters across the country; and a full complement of alumni-focused news reports in the Class Notes section.

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