USA’s Top Teachers Union Losing Members

July 3, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about teachers and union membership.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 2, 2012

Chasing Storms to Study the Carbon Cycle, Penn’s Hyejung Lee Pursues Research in Puerto Rico

Most visitors to the Caribbean hope that their stay won’t coincide with a major tropical storm.

Hyejung Lee hoped for exactly the opposite.

New Report on Teachers: Culture More Important Than Salary, Student Demographics

June 29, 2012

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for research about teacher retention.

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The Psychopath Test

July 1, 2012

Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is interviewed about neurocriminology and psychopath tests.

Article Source: Philadelphia Magazine

Study of Memory Brings Researchers Closer to Mind Reading

June 27, 2012

Penn researchers are cited about finding ‘neural fingerprints’ of memory associations.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Implanted Electrodes Offer Clues to Brain’s ‘Thesaurus’

June 28, 2012

Michael Kahana of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on leading a new neuroscience study.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 26, 2012

Penn Researchers Show ‘Neural Fingerprints’ of Memory Associations

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. 

Do Animals From Geographically Distant Areas Speak the Same Language?

June 25, 2012

Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research on animal communication patterns.

Article Source: Washinton Post

The Problems With Forecasting and How to Get Better at It

June 25, 2012

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his research on predictions.

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It Pays To Live With Your Parents: Why Millennial Mama's Boys Earn More

June 22, 2012

Greg Kaplan of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses his research on male earnings and living conditions.

Article Source: Forbes