How Scientists Fool Themselves – and How They Can Stop

October 7, 2015

Jonathan Baron of the School of Arts & Sciences and Uri Simonsohn of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School are quoted.

Article Source: Nature
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751October 8, 2015

Penn Researcher Earns Early Career Award for Work on Brain Stimulation

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When John Medaglia joined the University of Pennsylvania a year ago as a postdoctoral fellow, he didn’t yet have a precise path. Now it’s a little clearer, thanks to the prestigious NIH Early Independence Award given out to just 16 young scientists across the country.

When John Medaglia joined the University of Pennsylvania a year ago as a postdoctoral fellow, he didn’t yet have a precise path. Now it’s a little clearer, thanks to a prestigious honor given out to just 16 young scientists across the country.

Penn Scientists’ Work on ‘Ghost Particles’ Contributed to Nobel Win

October 7, 2015

 

Josh Klein and Eugene Beier of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for being a part of a group of researchers who helped design and build high-tech particle detectors and analyzed results.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

For Think Tanks, It’s Either Innovate or Die

October 6, 2015

James McGann of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his thoughts on the challenges facing think tanks.

Article Source: Washington Post

The Power of Precise Predictions

October 2, 2015

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences co-writes an article about using forecasting tournaments to depolarize political debate.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Michele Berger | mwberger@upenn.edu | 215-898-6751October 6, 2015

Penn Research Offers New Theory About Our Perceptions of the World

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A new theory about how the brain generates perceptions from Alan Stocker of Psychology and of Engineering and grad student Xue-Xin Wei combines two prevailing ideas, the Bayesian decoding theory and efficient coding.

New research out of the University of Pennsylvania is filling in gaps between two prevailing theories about how the brain generates our perception of the world.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 5, 2015

Penn Undergrad Researches 1922 Cushendall Murders and Conspiracy in Northern Ireland

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Anna Garson, a junior history and English major from Ardmore, Pa., has unearthed a murder mystery, a government cover-up, and silenced justice in a town about an hour north of Belfast.

Through her research, an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania is unearthing a nearly 100-year-old murder mystery, a government cover-up and silenced justice in Northern Ireland. 

Your Tweets Can Reveal How Much Money You Earn

October 5, 2015

Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for leading a study that revealed how Twitter behavior can predict users’ income level.

Article Source: Quartz

Something Borrowed

October 5, 2015

Al Filreis of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about Kenneth Goldsmith’s poetry techniques.

Article Source: New Yorker

The Panthers’ Revolutionary Feminism

October 2, 2015

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed concentrated on the Black Panther Party and feminism.

Article Source: New York Times