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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Team Finds Individuals May Fail To Navigate Complex Tradeoffs in Privacy Decision-Making

Data PrivacyCarnegie Mellon researchers detail the privacy hurdles people face while navigating in the information age, and what should be done about privacy at a policy level, in a review published in the Jan. 30 special issue of the journal Science. MORE
Friday, January 23, 2015

MIT's Ed Boyden To Receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

Ed BoydenA pioneer in bioengineering and neuroscience, Boyden leads MIT's synthetiic neurobiology group, which develops tools for analyzing and engineering the circuits of the brain. He'll receive the award on April 9 at CMU. MORE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust To Launch Inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Pgh Humanities FestivalJ. Kevin McMahon and Paul Organisak of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and David Shumway of Carnegie Mellon will outline the vision for the festival at 10 a.m., Jan. 28 at the James R. Rohr Building at 805-807 Liberty Ave in downtown. Running March 26-29, the festival will feature “Smart Talk About Stuff That Matters” by internationally renowned experts, artists and intellectual innovators. MORE
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Trustee and Business Leader Luis Ball To Discuss "Latin America: The Unnoticed Giant South of the Border"

Luis BallBall, born in Venezuela, will discuss how popular views of Latin America, its history and even its scholarly writing start with pre-conceived ideas based on myth, not reality. MORE
Monday, January 19, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, Weizmann Institute Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in Autism

Brain Patterns in AutismNew research recently published in Nature Neuroscience shows the brains of individuals with autism display unique synchronization patterns, something that could impact earlier diagnosis of the disorder and future treatments. MORE
Monday, January 12, 2015

People Watching: Brain Research Shows Different Pathways Are Responsible for Person and Movement Recognition

Marlene BehrmannResearchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Marlene Behrmann, have found that the ability to understand different movements, engages different brain mechanisms from those that recognize who is initiating the action. The study illustrates for the first time how individuals with prosopagnosia, or face blindness, are still able to recognize other people's movements.