Cris Niell, Department of Biology

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Cris Niell is an expert in neuroscience, interested in understanding how the brain interprets sensory information and drives our actions. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of biology and a member of the UO's institute of Neuroscience. His lab has developed methods to study the activity of neurons and brain regions during perception and cognition, with applications that range from childhood development and education to understanding autism and schizophrenia.

Contact: cniell@uoregon.edu | 541-346-8598

Websites:
http://www.neuro.uoregon.edu/content/cris-niell

Recent Media:
Of Mice and Mindfulness (The New York Times, May 18, 2017)
Can a mouse meditate? Why these researchers want to find out (Los Angeles Times, Feb. 20, 2017)
How mice use their brain to hunt (Science News Magazine, Jan. 12, 2017)
'I think of it almost like science fiction': Cameras reading minds at UO? (KVAL, March 30, 2016)
A way toward unlocking the teenage brain? (Around the O, March 23, 2016)
Neuroscientists talk benefits of meditation, mindfulness at symposium (Eugene Weekly, Feb. 5, 2015)
Cris Niell Named 2012 New Innovator by the National Institutes of Health (University of Oregon, April 8, 2013)