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  • Penn Research Shows How Brain Can Tell Magnitude of Errors

    Psychology faculty member Javier Medina and former Biology graduate student Farzaneh Najafi have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.

  • IRCS alumna wins prestigious Early Independence Award

    Elika Bergelson, a former IGERT trainee at IRCS, has been awarded a $1.25M Early Independence Award from NIH.

  • Penn hosts 2014 Optical Society Vision Meeting

    Penn is proud to host the 2014 Optical Society Vision Meeting, October 10-12, 2014.

  • Navigational Cells Located in Human Brains

    Scientists’ discovery that rodents, bats and nonhuman primates have a system in the brain for what amounts to dead reckoning navigation is one of the most important brain research developments of the past few decades.