By studying networks of activity in the brain's frontal cortex, researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.
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Shu Yang of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for leading research on inventing a color-changing helmet material to help detect brain trauma.
Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for researching how pessimism is not good for health.
Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for leading a group of scientists to discover a photonic spin sensor.
Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-developing a test to indicate where an individual falls on the introvert-extrovert spectrum.
Charlie Johnson of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned as a physicist and director of Penn’s Nano/Bio Interface Center.