Six Stanford seniors have received the 2019 Deans’ Award, an annual honor which recognizes a small number of undergraduates for their scholarly achievements.
Three Ph.D. students presented their work on potential pitfalls of linguistic technology and medical AI
I was not born to read. In fact, none of us were. Unlike language, which sprouts from the lips of most toddlers effortlessly, reading is an art which must be drilled into us in elementary school and continuously practiced afterwards. In “Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World,” Tufts professor Maryanne Wolf…
On Oct. 18, the concussion-awareness initiative known as CrashCourse, developed by Stanford researchers and student-athletes, announced that it has partnered with Pop Warner, the country’s largest youth football organization for children five to 16 years old. CrashCourse aims to promote dialogue about head injuries and to encourage early reporting of concussion symptoms among youth football players nationwide.
David Magnus Ph.D. ’89 is the director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the co-Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Stanford Hospital.
On Monday night, The Veritas Forum, a non-profit organization that partners with Christian student groups on college campuses, hosted a conversation on neuroscience, consciousness and faith in the Geology Corner Auditorium.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s postdoctoral advisor, Thomas Jessell, has been removed from his positions at Columbia University due to “serious violations of University policies and values governing the behavior of faculty members,” according to a statement released by Columbia’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs. The statement did not specify the nature of the behavior.
When Katherine Gjertsen ’21 and her classmates dissected a sheep brain during section for PSYCH 50: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, she said she was delighted.
“It was insane in the brain,” Gjertsen said.
Sheep brain dissection is one among many interesting activities planned for students in PSYCH 50, a course that aims to provide an in-depth exploration of cognitive function in the brain, including perception, hearing, memory, learning, consciousness, attention and decision making.