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  • Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced that the University of Pennsylvania’s Danielle S. Bassett has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship, often referred to as a “genius grant,” provides no-strings-attached funding for creative, innovative, path-breaking work in a broad range of scholarly and artistic fields.

  • Penn Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light

    Psychology graduate student Manuel Spitschan, Psychology faculty member and IRCS Director David Brainard, and Neurology faculty member Geoffrey Aguirre have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control.

  • 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.