Gary Lupyan of the School of Arts and Sciences and his team of researchers are cited for their study of the connection between visual and auditory learning.
Soccer referees may have an unconscious bias towards calling fouls based on a play’s direction of motion, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found that soccer experts made more foul calls when action moved right-to-left, or leftward, compared to rightward action, suggesting that two referees watching the same play from different vantage points may be inclined to make a different call.
Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.
Penn researchers are cited for their study of a potential referee bias at the World Cup.
The International Communication Association (ICA), an esteemed academic association for scholars of human and mediated communication, today announced that Elihu Katz 's 1992 book (with Daniel Dayan of the French National Center for Scientific Research), Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History (Harvard University Press), was selected to receive the 2010 ICA Fellows Book Award.
The Pew Charitable Trusts named Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, PhD, assistant professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, as a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The program enables scientists to take calculated risks, expand their research and explore unanticipated leads.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science provides expert testimony at a congressional hearing on mobile location services.
Gillian Ritson, a graduate student in the School of Arts and Sciences, uses mutant fruit flies to study possible Alzheimer's treatments.