What Happens in the Brain When We Imagine the Future?

The FINANCIAL -- Research from neuroscientist Joseph Kable finds that two sub-networks are at work, one focused on creating the new event, another on evaluating whether that event is positive or negative In quiet moments, the brain likes to wander—to the events of…

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A ‘Shot’ at Ending the Pandemic

The FINANCIAL -- For the past two weeks, the second floor of the Pottruck Health & Fitness Center, the Gimbel Gymnasium has been bustling—not with free-throw practice or pick-up basketball games, but with Penn faculty, staff, postdocs, and students navigating the repurposed space to…

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Why the semiconductor shortage won’t end soon

The FINANCIAL -- Your smartphone? It runs on a semiconductor. The innards of your PlayStation? It runs on a semiconductor. The display in your car? Yes, that too runs on a semiconductor, University of Pennsylvania notes.…

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