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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.
published on 21 September 2011
About a year after winning a major share of a nearly $15-million grant, a team of Brown professors, including Prof. Rebecca Burwell, is developing and using new technologies to study the brain. Their goal is to inform the development of therapies that could restore functions lost to injury and stroke. Read more and view the video.
Mary Bates, Ph.D. '11, Shows "How Bats Stay on Target Despite the Clutter" in the Current Issue of Sciencepublished on 01 August 2011
The prestigious journal Science has published dissertation research of our 2011 PhD graduate Mary E. Bates. With James Simmons, Mary learned how bats can remain on target despite obstacles. The key lies in bats’ neural response to echoes from their sonar pulses. Learn more in the Brown University press release and from the Science article abstract.