Penn researchers are cited about finding ‘neural fingerprints’ of memory associations.
School of Arts & Sciences
Michael Kahana of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on leading a new neuroscience study.
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of electrical signals. Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given researchers unprecedented insight into the physical processes underlying thoughts. For example, researchers have begun to show that it is possible to use brain recordings to reconstruct aspects of an image or movie clip someone is viewing, a sound someone is hearing or even the text someone is reading.
Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research on animal communication patterns.
Greg Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his research on male earnings and living conditions.
Taught by the Best: Penn Professor Stephanie McCurry to Lead Summer Seminar for Civil War History Teachers
A group of K-12 teachers, library educators and National Park Service interpreters are headed to the University of Pennsylvania this summer to study the Civil War with one of the conflict’s foremost historians.
PHILADELPHIA — The journal Science is today publishing a paper revealing that highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza, also known as bird flu, can pass from one ferret to another through the air. Publication of these results has been delayed and debated during the last several months for fear that terrorists or others might use information from the study to “weaponize” the flu virus for intentional harm.