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Penn and German Researchers Help Identify Neural Basis of Multitasking

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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U.S. Scientists Invent Football Helmet Material That Changes Colour to Detect Concussions Faster August 18, 2015 | International Business Times

 

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.

How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful August 10, 2015 | Entrepreneur

 

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for researching how pessimism is not good for health.

A New Spin in Silicon August 5, 2015 | Spectrum.ieee.org

 

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for leading a group of scientists to discover a photonic spin sensor.

Take the Quiet Revolution Personality Test August 5, 2015 | Huffington Post

 

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.

Sniffing Out Ovarian Cancer August 4, 2015 | Mosaic

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.

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