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‘Explorers’ Use Uncertainty and Specific Area of Brain - New Paper in Neuron by Prof. David Badre and Prof. Michael Frankpublished on 09 February 2012
CLPS Professors David Badre and Michael Frank have collaborated on a new paper in Neuron.
As they try to find the best reward among options, some people explore based on how uncertain they are about the outcome of the options. Those who employ that thought process, unlike people who use other strategies, uniquely harness the computational power of the rostrolateral prefrontal cortex. Read more about their study, or view the video abstract.
published on 06 February 2012
published on 21 November 2011
Brianna Doherty, Cognitive Neuroscience Sc.B. Concentrator, Class of 2012, has won a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, and will be studying neurodevelopmental disorders at Oxford next year.
Much of her work focuses on understanding how autism spectrum disorders affect the ability of children to feel empathy toward others. Brianna is also a painter, a DJ, and a dancer; and studied art history in Florence. She is a peer advisor and a leader of the Brown outdoor leadership program and a certified wilderness first responder.
published on 10 November 2011
Geoffrey K. Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, will be the Gerard Visiting Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences during the Academic Years 2012-2015. He will be teaching half time, and will in 2012 teach an undergraduate course on the structure of English based on Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and will in the future also teach graduate courses on issues in Cognitive Science and Linguistics.
In addition to Professor Pullum's vast research contributions, he is one of the founders of and a major contributor to Language Log.
published on 18 October 2011
For CNN, Prof. Joachim Krueger has authored an explanation of the Bystander Effect as demonstrated in a recent headline-making incident in China where many people did not stop to help a toddler run over by a truck.