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HT Spring 2005

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On the cover:
Sleeping zebra finches superimposed
on diagram of a neural network involved in learning & memory. Zebra finch photo courtesy Sébastien Derégnaucourt, CCNY.


To sleep, perchance to sing

Researchers uncover surprising “one step back, two steps forward” effect of sleep on learning and memory

2005 Cultural Series Lectures

Register now to attend free, public lectures on topics including genetically modified food, art & medicine, global warming, dolphin intelligence, and life on Mars

Alumni Corner

CSHL alumna and former trustee Susan Hockfield elected president of MIT

Swartz Foundation establishes center for Computational Neuroscience

A landmark CSHL initiative spurs the exploration of brain structure, function, and disease


Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research, and Thomson-ISI “New Hot Paper” plus other awards and honors

The world is a song

Creator of the Palm Pilot, director of the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, and CSHL trustee Jeff Hawkins dazzles Juilliard School audience with a lecture based on his new book, On Intelligence

Amaizing Marja Timmermans

The life and work of a CSHL plant developmental geneticist


At the Dolan DNA Learning Center, author and Johns Hopkins University Professor of Psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison outlines the psychology of the passion for living

Book Review

The Writing Life of James D. Watson, by Errol C. Friedberg