Carnegie Mellon University
Thursday, October 29, 2015

Improving Risk-Cost-Benefit Analysis

The effects of new technologies and discoveries - from nuclear power to medical treatments - often must be inferred long before they are experienced, forcing policymakers to rely on risk, cost and benefit analyses when deciding whether to use them.Baruch Fischhoff critically examines these analytical methods, considering how they should be used and how they can be abused.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mental Maps: Route-Learning Changes Brain Tissue

Fifteen years ago, a study showed that London cab drivers had enlarged brains. CMU's Tim Keller and Marcel Just have determined that detailed navigation information causes hippocampal changes. This finding establishes a critical link between structural and functional brain changes during learning.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Recap: I Never Learned To Spell “Successful”

Alumnus Javier Soltero, the corporate vice president of Outlook Program Management at Microsoft, returned to campus for a talk titled "I Never Learned To Spell 'Successful.''Watch the lecture, view photos and more.
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